Collaborative Law from LGFL Ltd
Collaborative law is another form of reaching an agreement with your former partner or spouse following separation, outside of court proceedings. It can also save time, court fees and a great deal of stress and anguish.
How collaborative law works
The process involves both parties instructing their own collaboratively trained lawyer to represent them. Then, both the client and their lawyers take part in a series of meetings that take place face to face. The client has the benefit of expert legal advice alongside them, and throughout the process of trying to reach an agreement.
All parties embarking on the process must sign an agreement to confirm all attempts will be made to resolve matters outside of the court process. The process still involves full and frank financial disclosure but can lead to matters being dealt with expeditiously due to the direct approach that is taken. The timetable can largely be dictated and set by the parties involved.
Anne Leiper, our trained collaborative lawyer
Director and co-founder of LGFL Ltd, Anne Leiper is a trained collaborative lawyer and an active member of a local collaborative law practice group (POD). Anne has helped many families come to a mutually acceptable separation or divorce agreement without the involvement of the courts.
Is collaborative law right for my situation?
Due to the face-to-face meetings involved, collaborative law is not appropriate for every case. If the collaborative law process breaks down, we could no longer represent you in any future court proceedings.
Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers, a Resolution member
Resolution is a group of around 5000 independent family lawyers dedicated to easing the financial burden and emotional pain of separation, divorce or family breakdown. Resolution lawyers are all specialists in Family Law, so the legal advice is of the best quality.
To discuss how collaborative law might help you, please contact Anne Leiper on 01189 735521, or call us to book a free 30-minute consultation.*
* Terms and conditions apply.