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 Pratt, Kirstie Law, Desmond 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.