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Collaborative Law & Divorce

Collaborative Law is a voluntary process which approaches the resolution of disputes co-operatively by the parties and divorce lawyers.

Collaborative Law is the name given to the co-operative approach between divorce solicitors and Clients where all work together to resolve the problems that arise from the breakdown of the relationship.

Collaborative law is a way to resolve divorce and family disputes with respect, dignity and avoiding potential pressure on financial resources, the time of both parties and the emotional cost of more traditional methods.

The parties and their divorce lawyers formally agree to use Collaborative strategies to reach mutually acceptable settlements to problems.

The parties, and their divorce lawyers, confirm their commitment to avoiding the traditional adversarial approach by signing an Agreement.

It is a fundamental term of the Agreement that neither side will resort to an application to the Court. If either party withdraws from the Collaborative Law process they must find new legal representation. Neither solicitor is able to continue acting for the Client making an application to the Court.

Collaborative lawyers have all undertaken specialist training. The goal of Collaborative Law and collaborative strategies is reach voluntary settlement without the threat or use of the Courts.

The process involves a number of four way meetings between the parties and their divorce lawyers. An Agenda is set by the parties with advice and assistance from their individual divorce lawyers as to what they want to resolve.

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Marilyn Bell
Marilyn Bell
Partner | Head of the Family Law Team

Ruth Abrams
Ruth Abrams
Partner | Family Law Team

Kiran Beeharry
Kiran Beeharry
Senior Associate | Family Law Team

Deepa Patel
Deepa Patel
Solicitor | Family Law Team

Christine Caffrey
Christine Caffrey
Solicitor | Family Law Team

Jennifer Ball
Jennifer Ball
Solicitor | Family Law Team

Claire Boyes
Claire Boyes
Legal Secretary | Family Law Team

Kelli McGarry
Kelli McGarry
Legal Secretary | Family Law Team

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Dawn Hill
Legal Secretary | Family Law Team

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Ellen Burgon
Legal Secretary | Family Law Team

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Atousa Saddighzadeh
Trainee Solicitor | Family Law Team

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