“ It has also been a real pleasure working with you. I admire your professionalism and your fine mind! You somehow made the difficult process seem easy.”
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We recognise that when relationships break down, emotions can run high and trying to solve the issues that frequently arise can be very difficult. Going to court can be very expensive, risky and time-consuming. Alternative methods of resolving difficulties and disputes do exist, however.
Our experienced Family Law team includes members who are fully trained and qualified mediators and collaborative law experts, who can offer a choice of dispute management services:
For further information or to talk to someone about family mediation or collaborative law, please call a Family Law team member in the office nearest you.
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As part of Family Mediation Week, our previous blog looked at how a family consultant can provide support during mediation, but how can an IFA be used in mediation sessions?
Our magazine for private individuals and their families has recently been published.
Oxford solicitor Catherine Morgan has been recognised for outstanding work and her involvement in the local family law community with a nomination for a national award.
Whilst there is a clear distinction between the role played by a solicitor and by a mediator, there are a number of ways in which the two roles complement each other.
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For many years now family lawyers and mediators have encouraged their clients to obtain help from family consultants or therapists to support them through the difficult process of separation.
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Under a surrogacy arrangement, one woman carries and gives birth to a child for the benefit of another. The most common arrangement is for the surrogate mother to be artificially inseminated by the male partner of the commissioning parents.
Successful mediation between a team member and the management at a veterinary practice.
Successful mediation between the new Head of Department and a long-serving Teacher within that department at the school.
An example of how mediation helped a separating couple reach an agreement on their settlement.