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Collaborative law

Collaborative law can help you deal with your disputes, without having to go to court. For more information contact one of our Beckett Solicitors’ branches in Rainham, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Maidstone, Ashford or Croydon.

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A different way of dealing with family disputes

During the process you appoint your own (collaborative) lawyer but instead of your lawyer conducting negotiations on your behalf by letter or phone, the emphasis is on your lawyer helping you and your former partner to work things out together in face to face meetings.  Your lawyer is with you throughout the process to provide support and legal advice.

The meetings are often called four-way meetings and usually take place in one of the lawyers’ offices. Sometimes only a couple of meetings are needed to resolve matters, but this depends on the issues to be discussed. Collaborative law can help to resolve your dispute more quickly, cheaply and with less stress and acrimony.

Kirsty Bloomfield is a member of Resolution and trained Collaborative Lawyer. If you are looking for someone to deal with your collaborative case in a calm, sympathetic and professional manner, please contact Kirsty for more information. You may also be interested in family arbitration and family mediation.

The process

As part of the process, you will need to sign an agreement with your lawyer which disqualifies him/her from representing you in court if the collaborative law process breaks down. You and your former partner and both lawyers sign this agreement and if one of you makes an application to the court (other than for an agreed order), your lawyers must stop acting.

The collaborative law agenda followed at each of the meetings will be agreed between you and your former partner (with the assistance of your lawyers) in advance of the meetings. Once an agreement is reached, your lawyers can help you put it into effect. If the agreement needs to be made into a court order, your lawyers can deal with that for you.

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Resolution trained lawyers

All collaborative lawyers must be specially trained to carry out collaborative law and are trained by Resolution. Resolution is the specialist organisation for family law solicitors in England and Wales.

Kirsty Bloomfield is a member of Resolution and trained Collaborative Lawyer. If you are looking for someone to deal with your collaborative case in a calm, sympathetic and professional manner, please contact Kirsty for more information. You may also be interested in family arbitration and family mediation.

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Collaborative law could be quicker and less expensive than court. Speak to Beckett Solicitors in Maidstone, Canterbury, Sittingbourne or Croydon

Freephone 0800 038 5828

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