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Blushingm Fri 02-Sep-16 13:52:54

I went to mediation yesterday - initial appointment.

She emailed today as she says she's discovered a conflict of interest and can't proceed any further with me.........I can't fit the life of me think what conflict she could have?

babybarrister Fri 02-Sep-16 18:15:55

she may have a conflict as a result of knowing the lawyers rather than the parties

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:18:16

Or may know one of you personally?

Blushingm Fri 02-Sep-16 19:25:35

So my husband could be using the firm of lawyers she's attached to?

My friend used her and those lawyers so I don't think it could be that

I don't know her and I can't think how stbxh could know her

Could it be she knows his family or something?

MeMySonandl Fri 02-Sep-16 19:27:26

She may be also working in the firm that represents your exh.

Blushingm Fri 02-Sep-16 20:33:32

Could he have instructed solicitors but I haven't heard from them yet?

yumyumlama Fri 02-Sep-16 20:40:10

Can you ask wha that COI is? And I assume you do not have to pay for the now useless session ....
Paranoid I know, but your other half hasn't been playing away has (s)he?

Blushingm Fri 02-Sep-16 21:30:41

No he only goes to work & comes home. Never out social so I don't think playing away

She told me the coi is confidential

MeMySonandl Sat 03-Sep-16 11:12:19

It is ok Blushingm, they can always point you in the direction of another mediator/mediation services.

It could be something very simple, I couldn't use a particular solicitor because years in the past a company my exh co owned was registered with them for basic financial advice.

My first solicitor had to dump me after she realised, at the middle of the conversation, that the man she was providing advice to was my exh. She was absolutely mortified that her secretary had not checked properly before giving him an appointment. So she had to dump the two of us.

She could be a good friend of your MIL, etc.

It is good that they have found out so early in the process, so no damage is

Blushingm Sat 03-Sep-16 17:07:53

Thank you memysonandi - it felt like I'd done something wrong!

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