Collaborative law is a voluntary process which involves both parties agreeing on a series of face to face meetings with their lawyers, who are specially trained in the collaborative process. It is ideal for couples who maintain a positive attitude towards each other and are committed to reaching a fair outcome.
A number of our team are trained collaborative lawyers and would be happy to discuss the process and the likely costs with you. You can find more information about collaborative law and mediation from the Resolution website or the Surrey Collaborative lawyers website.
Advantages of Collaborative Law .
The parties remain in control of the collaborative law process at all times and work together to reach agreement
The parties agree not to go to Court and both therefore have an interest in the process succeeding
Both parties can talk openly about all the possible options in the negotiations and do not need to adopt polarised positions
Other professionals such as IFAs or counsellors can be brought into the process if required
There are no court hearings
Collaborative law encourages a creative approach to dispute resolution
Both parties have legal advice and support throughout the process but the costs are often much less than Court proceedings
Please contact us if you have a family-related query. We will check if we can act for you and, if so, we will confirm the terms and conditions of our retainer with you
You will receive expert and cost-effective advice from lawyers who have the personal skills to support you, the litigation skills to fight your corner and the technical skills to ensure that you achieve the best possible solution
Please contact a member of the Family Team.
We are happy to discuss any issues relating to Family Lawcontact
For more information on how we can help you, please see our Mediation pagefind out more