Focusing on your situation and the most appropriate resolution of difficulties is central to our work. As a practice, we work collaboratively to create an atmosphere and an approach which is supportive to our clients. This is important when you are facing challenging and stressful situations, and we believe you will notice this difference as soon as you visit our offices. We combine this supportive approach with robust and firm negotiations on your behalf.
Our first steps are to understand your individual and specific issues. We then work with you to develop the best possible plan. Through this process we aim to minimise conflict whenever possible. We believe that settlements which are reached in a civilised manner help you move on to the next stage in your life more easily. This is always our aim.
We recognise that family breakdown causes disruption and distress to the whole family. We are especially conscious of the effects which divorce can have on children. We work with tact and sensitivity, without losing sight of your best interests.
Often the route to a successful conclusion is through skilled and practical negotiation. On some occasions urgent or pre-emptive court action must be taken. In such circumstances, we act swiftly and decisively using the court process to secure the best possible result.
We work closely with other professionals to ensure that you have a team of trusted advisers who act on your behalf when and if you need it. These include barristers, accountants, and independent financial advisers with whom we have worked for many years. Your own professional advisers will find us helpful and constructive to work with. We also refer our clients to counsellors when their support is needed through difficult times.
If you are at the stage where you are not sure how to move forward, we can also help you decide if there are other paths you should take. This may include mediation, where you and your partner can come to an understanding of the steps which need to be taken, or the use of the collaborative law process