Collaborative Law Solicitors

Find out how our expert collaborative law solicitors can help you and your former partner resolve a dispute without having to go to court by offering you clear, practical advice and support every step of the way.

The traditional court process isn’t always the best option, that’s why our collaborative law experts are here to guide you through the process of a ‘four-way’ meeting and come to the best possible resolution for you and your former partner.

Our team act as mediators to facilitate the discussion and negotiate as necessary to achieve a resolution.

We’ll help you understand what matters to you and provide the support for you to make your own choices about the best way forward.

We will help you reach practical solutions which feel fair to both parties involved.

Collaborative law is very different to the traditional court process for divorce, and involves you and your former spouse agreeing not to go to court at all.

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What is Collaborative Law?

Instead of you and your former partner going to court, you agree to resolve things amicably. Each of you instructs a collaborative law solicitor to represent you at ‘four-way’ meetings, the aim of which is to resolve matters together.

These meetings can be scheduled around your own commitments and can deal with the entire financial settlement of the divorce, as well as matters relating to your children.

In some cases all matters can be dealt with in just a couple of meetings, though sometimes more meetings may be necessary to resolve all the issues. The benefits of the collaborative approach are considerable, but you must be willing to work with your former spouse in a constructive way to ensure the best chance of success.

The Collaborative Law Process

The collaborative approach means that you and your former spouse remain in control of the process, which can be particularly advantageous in reducing the emotional stress associated with the end of a relationship.

Collaborative law solicitors have an obligation to stop acting for you in the event that you and your former spouse cannot reach a settlement—this ensures that both you and your lawyers are committed to the collaborative process.

Both you and your former spouse will be expected to provide full disclosure in respect of your financial positions. During meetings, your collaborative law solicitor may also enlist experts to help finalise settlement, such as accountants, surveyors, and children specialists.

Related Services

Arbitration Solicitors

Our highly experienced and specially qualified family lawyers are able to save you time and act as arbitrators for many issues, such as financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Family Mediation

Our qualified mediation solicitors can work with all parties involved to facilitate and negotiate agreements without the need for going through family courts.

Meet The Team

From our offices in London and Manchester, our Collaborative Law team are ready to help you and your family.

Talk to one of our team
members on 0161 969 3131