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    Four law firms have joined forces to launch Collaborative Employment Law (CEL), a group aiming to bring a novel mediated approach to employment disputes as an alternative to litigation, modelled on a technique developed by family lawyers.

    Nick Hobden, a Partner and Head of Employment at Thomson Snell & Passmore spoke to Legal Futures about the new Collaborative Employment service and said it would encourage “both parties to think creatively and constructively to resolve the dispute quickly and cost-effectively, it will also help to look at what their respective interests are and to try and see whether the dispute can be resolved in a collaborative and dignified way”.

    The founding firms – Thomson Snell & Passmore, Brachers, Furley Page and Thackray Williams – are all in the south east of England, and will refer clients to one another to ensure that employee and employer have the chance of a non-adversarial alternative to the employment tribunal or court.

    All participating lawyers will hold an ACAS certificate of internal workplace mediation or equivalent, and unlike a conventional mediation there will be no independent third-party mediator, so if the collaborative approach fails, the lawyers will simply revert to their usual roles.

    The full article is available to read online, first published by Legal Features on 13 September 2016: Law firm network draws on family law to create collaborative approach to employment disputes

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