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  • Overview

    Both parties sign up to a participation agreement confirming that they will deal with matters through open and direct negotiation without making an application to the Court.

    A series of meetings takes place, attended by both parties and their legal representatives, where all issues can be discussed and negotiated.

    If necessary, experts can be instructed to advise both parties about issues such as tax, property valuations and pensions and the experts can be invited to attend the group meetings.

    There are four trained collaborative lawyers within our Family team, Joanna PrattKirstie LawDesmond O'Donnell and Helen Waite. We will discuss with you at your initial consultation whether your case is appropriate for collaborative law.

    Not every case is suitable; both parties must be committed to resolving their issues through negotiation without the involvement of the Court.

    For further information please contact one of the team.

  • Latest Updates

    National Siblings Day

    10 April is known largely across America as National Siblings Day. We meet plenty of families who are going through separation, and we too recognise the importance of having a day for children to recognise and lean on each other when, at times, feelings may be a little unsettled.

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At every stage in instructing TS&P (and I have used them for Residential Conveyancing, Family Law and Employment Law) I have always been very impressed with the quality of the people I have dealt with. Keep doing what they are doing and they will keep my business as well as be warmly recommended by me.

Client

I know it is your job but thank you for making this awful process bearable. You gave me the confidence to get through it with your professionalism.

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At Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP, team head Joanna Pratt's 'confident air puts clients at ease', Kirstie Law has 'well-regarded collaborative law expertise', and senior associate Desmond O'Donnell is an 'outstanding family lawyer'. Sarah Judd has highly regarded expertise in complicated financial proceedings.

The Legal 500 2015

Very efficient service - always responded promptly to any queries.

Client

I was impressed with Des’ attention to detail, understanding and humanity.

Client

I have found both Una and Desmond very professional, knowledgeable and understanding people. It is good to deal with 'humans' when having to work on personal documentation.

Client

Extremely professional, great communication and a personal service throughout.

Client

Prompt direct communication, and offered a supportive but not intrusive edge to their legal services. Even though Thomson Snell & Passmore is a large firm it still offers a very tailored personal service.

Client

Sarah is professional, well-organised, and thorough in her work. I was impressed by the way in which she kept matters cool and polite when dealing with my ex-husband's solicitor, always focused on the task at hand and never engaging in power games.  The outcome of the divorce was very satisfying for me, I felt well-advised and supported by Sarah Keily and Emma Sumner, and it is most gratifying to be able to have such high quality legal service locally.

Client

I found Sarah very approachable and her advice pragmatic. She immediately understood my situation and I felt comfortable in sharing information about my situation. The written advice that followed was easy to understand and I felt clear about my options.

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Joanna Pratt is 'sensible and sensitive. She really cares about her clients and has the human touch while being efficient and staying on top of things.'

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Kirstie Law is 'absolutely committed to moving things along, getting a result and resolving cases,' Sources say: 'She is one of the most effective lawyers practising in this area. Her approach is wonderfully refreshing and straightforward.

Client

They provide good value for money and an excellent service, and they know the courts very well.

Client

I'm really happy with them, they communicate well and keep me informed. They're great to deal with and they work hard.

Client

Thomson Snell & Passmore is an 'excellent' firm which provides 'a robust service and good value for money'.

Client

I found everyone helpful, considerate and professional. At times I believe Joanna Pratt and Amy England went above and beyond the 'normal' course of duty. The advice and support given to me was excellent.

Client

Their technical and experiential knowledge in divorce law and experience in presenting legal arguments at court are real strengths.

Client

The 'very personal' family team is 'always accessible' and 'very knowledgeable.'  

Client

They are sensible and realistic in their expectations, practical, tough and yet fair - they get good results.

Client

They are sensible and realistic in their expectations, practical, tough and yet fair - they get good results.

Client

Well-considered advice and presents a realistic picture of the likely outcome.

Client

They just led the way for me, steered the way for me through it...I didn't have to worry about anything they just were very proactive.

Client

Kirstie was helpful and very pleasant from the start. She gave me useful, informal advice before we agreed a formal legal relationship and I valued this very much.

Client

Very efficient and caring. Always responding to emails even on days off.

Client

They act effectively, on time and deliver results in all the areas that we ask them to work on our behalf.

Client

He was always very patient with me and ensured that I fully understood each step

Client

She forms a proper relationship with the client, she tries to understand what the priorities are, she sets herself high standards and is not too proud to apologise if things do not go as well as she hoped. It was always a pleasure working with her.  

Client

I liked the thoroughness to detail

Client

Desmond was very helpful, kind and supportive.  

Client

It was good to know that I could contact Desmond if I had a problem, either by email or phone and I always got a prompt reply  

Client

I was grateful for the advice and support provided by Desmond O'Donnell at a time which was of considerable personal stress. Desmond made the process I had to go through as simple as he could, in the circumstances.

Client

Desmond responded quickly to all communications, gave sound advice and was very supportive.

Client

Desmond is an asset to the firm and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Client

During the initial meeting with Helen, she had a manner about her that was reassuring and professional. I knew the company she represented was expensive, but felt absolute confidence in her to deliver if it was required.  

Client

Helen was very patient with me, as she often needed to translate documents from legalese to layman. The advice was always solid, but commensurate with the outcome I was seeking.

Client

Helen Waite carried out my instruction, she listened to what I wanted/needed. She kept me well informed on what was happening or not happening.

Client

Helen kept me informed, listened to what I wanted to say, achieved a great outcome for me.

Client

I feel that the compassion and determination of Sarah gave me hope and a will to push through such a painful time. I felt very confident in her letters and phone contact. She also made me laugh, which was hard at the time.

Client

The most reassuring and professional service you could get. Everything felt real and true, no false hopes but always reality which is what you need through emotional times,

Client

I was kept fully informed of progress. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. Any questions I asked were quickly dealt with.

Client

The service was quick, friendly, thorough, and contained muchy common sense.

Client

Very efficient and pleasant to deal with.

Client

Demonstrated a good understanding of the current laws pertaining to my particular case and ensured that my best interests were represented.

Client

Sarah came highly recommended via a family friend. I am based in the USA and was looking for an attorney that could handle a UK-based legal matter for me.

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