Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a new non-confrontational approach to resolving issues arising out of family or relationship breakdowns. It allows couples to work with trained professionals in order to resolve disputes, by keeping respect for each other and without going to court. The collaborative law process is based on open, honest and dignified discussions during which you are supported by your own trained collaborative lawyer. We work together in a series of meetings without the threat of court proceedings, to find a fair and mutually acceptable solution.

For collaboration to work both parties must be open and honest. All information must be shared so that when the meetings take place there are no surprises or ambushes.  It is ideal for couples who accept their relationship has broken down and want to sort things out, but feel unable to reach agreement just between themselves.


How does collaborative law work

  • Both parties sign an agreement confirming they will not start court proceedings and that they want to go through the collaborative law process.  You agree what the objective of the process is (e.g. to sort out money, contact with children etc);
  • Both parties have to agree to be respectful, co-operative and truthful;
  • There will be a series of meetings between the parties and their collaborative lawyers, where information is exchanged and negotiations take place;
  • You are encouraged to find creative and individual solutions tailored to your own circumstances;
  • The agreement reached is written into a settlement agreement which can be submitted to court for approval. 


Contact Us About Collaborative Law

We have found that collaborative law has really worked for clients.  If you think it could work for you, call us today for a free no obligation chat on 0800 590019 or contact one of our local offices in Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Tynemouth, or Stockton in Teesside.

Alternatively please email with your details or fill in the online enquiry form below and one of our Team will contact you within 24 hours.



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