21st October 2017

The Collaborative Method

Talking things through can be challenging. But almost always, the very best solutions are those which you work out for yourselves, together.


This is where the collaborative method can really help. You and your former partner sit down together, each with your own specially trained collaborative solicitor, and work it out, face-to-face. Instead of dealing through your solicitors, you work with them to reach the best outcome for you and your family.


What are the benefits?

  • It will keep your separation or divorce out of court. This means you can avoid the heartache, delay and uncertainty (not to mention the costs!) all too commonly associated with battling through the courts
  • It’s quicker, cheaper and more flexible – the process is built around your family’s individual timetable and priorities, instead of a rigid court-based procedure
  • It is more dignified and amicable – so important if you have children and you need to maintain good communication with your former partner
  • You each have your own specially trained lawyer by your side for support and you meet together in four-way meetings
  • Instead of conducting negotiations remotely by letter or phone, you have the opportunity to talk things over and work out the details face-to-face

How does it work?

During the collaborative process, each of you, represented by specially trained lawyers, agree in writing to reach a negotiated settlement out of court.


We work together in a series of face-to-face meetings without involving the court, save for the purpose of rubber-stamping the documentation, including the final settlement.


Is it right for me?

If you seek a dignified outcome and if you wish to retain control of the process, then talk to us about the collaborative method today.


All of our family solicitors are expert collaborative pratitioners and members of Resolution,  which promotes a constructive approach to family matters.


Rob Parker chairs the local collaborative group which includes collaborative lawyers, family consultants, barristers, counsellors & therapists and financial advisers, meaning that your matter can benefit from a team-based approach should the need arise.


Lamb Brooks’ experienced collaborative family lawyers are happy to discuss your individual requirements with you.

"I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lamb Brooks for handling a divorce or separation through collaborative law. This last period of my life has been a difficult and tense time, and I have no idea where I would be without the continued, patient and excellent support"


Key Contacts

Rob Parker

Head of Family Law Team

Laura Bell

Associate Solicitor

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