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Frequently Asked Questions

The following information answers a few of the most commonly asked questions we are asked relating to collaborative law. Our Family Law team are experts in handling all kinds of enquiries, please contact us to discuss your case.

Collaborative practice gives the parties involved the opportunity to resolve their dispute out of court and allows them to discuss things around a table, with legal representation available, but the power to decide the outcome resting in their own hands. 

Collaborative law works by gathering opposing parties around a table, with both of the disputing individuals as well as their legal representatives present during the negotiations. The power to control the discussions and influence the outcome rests in the hands of the parties, with the professionals present solely to help shape any agreement reached by the two. 

What these professionals are not there to do is to exchange any form of prior written correspondence. They are mediators as much as anything, which is one of the many reasons that a collaborative approach works so well for those who want to settle amicably but are struggling to agree. 

Choosing to pursue such an avenue does not preclude you from advancing the matter to court should you still fail to agree on a final resolution. However, if you do decide this is necessary, new solicitors must be found, as both parties will be obligated to start afresh with their case. 

Collaborative practice tends to deliver outcomes that are beneficial to the entire family, due to the joint degree of control wielded by both parties. The solution to the problem is shaped by those who fully understand the situation, as opposed to legal professionals in a court of law who will inevitably be looking in from the outside. 

Collaboration can help you if: 

  • You’re hoping for a mutually agreeable solution 
  • You desire a quick resolution to your problem 
  • You would like to keep expenses down 
  • You want to have a degree of control over the outcome 
  • You wish to avoid confrontation and arguments  
  • You want the outcome to be fair to all 

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To use a formal collaborative approach, both parties must instruct a solicitor trained in Collaborative practice. One of our Partners, Lynne Stratford is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. To discuss if this approach might be right for you and how Drummond Miller can help you to utilise it, get in touch with Lynne today. 

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