Adversarialism and Consensus? The Professions’ Construction of Solicitor and Family Mediator Identity and Role
by Lisa C. Webley
Penetrating study of divergent messages that the Law Society (England & Wales) vs. UK College of Family Mediators transmit to their members about the professional approach to adopt in divorce and custody disputes. Webley uses grounded theory methods to analyse training, accreditation, best practice statements, & codes of conduct contrasting the two professions--and their divergent self-identities.