Collaborative Practice

Because there’s more to a crisis than cost.

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative practice is an innovative form of dispute resolution used in family law and it places you, the client, at the heart of the process. It is designed to allow you to bring your “best self” to the table.

Our collaborative practice lawyers will encourage you to be your own spokesperson, to advocate your interests and formulate your own solutions which are right for you and your family.

Why choose Collaborative practice?

Collaborative law is the natural choice for you if you:

  • believe that agreed outcomes in a divorce are preferable to protracted and bitter disputes
  • want to achieve outcomes which are defined by fairness and good sense
  • hope to maintain a respectful and amicable relationship with your former partner
  • want to take responsibility for your future
  • want to create a solution which is right for you and your family
  • recognise that conflict is harmful for you, your partner and your children
  • recognise that an agreed outcome of divorce that is good for you and your partner and your children is more likely to endure
  • prefer to commit your financial resources to resolving issues rather than fighting over them.

How does it differ from conventional dispute resolution?

  • we agree at the outset not to make application to the court
  • both solicitors and clients have a vested interest in securing an agreed outcome
  • the process is defined by openness and good faith
  • there is commitment to full financial disclosure
  • negotiations involve both solicitors and both clients at all times
  • there are fewer letters and much less paperwork
  • all experts are instructed jointly
  • the focus is on mutual interests and agreed outcomes rather than defending rights in an adversarial context.

If you have a question or enquiry then get in touch with our Family Law team

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