Collaborative law is where each individual has their own collaboratively trained solicitor and both parties meet together to work things out face to face without going to Court.
Both parties have the support of their solicitor throughout the process to provide legal advice. Both parties and solicitors sign an agreement that commits them to trying to resolve the issues without the need to go to court. The solicitors involved are prevented from then representing these parties in court if the collaborative process breaks down. This encourages all parties to remain absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings
We have a collaborative law specialist as part of our team.