Collaborative Law

We’re experienced in all aspects of separation, divorce and disputes relating to children.

Collaborative law is a legal way of helping separating or divorcing couples find a settlement by working together with their lawyers and other family professionals without the time, expense and stress of a court case.

You can use it to help you:

  • find the best solution for your family in a cost-effective and amicable way – without confrontation
  • work together to meet the needs of both parties – and the children
  • resolve your disputes without going to court

Couples are now legally required to consider mediation before applying to the family court to resolve a dispute about children or finances. This means that before submitting your application, you must attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to find out about mediation and whether it can help you and your partner sort out arrangements for the future.

In special circumstances - such as where domestic violence is involved - you may not need to attend a MIAM. However, you will be asked to provide the judge with evidence (such as a police report to prove domestic violence has taken place).

Our ethos is to find cost-effective, fair solutions to relationship-based disputes wherever possible.

Find out more about mediation.