Legal Services

We are able to advise and assist you resolving family issues following the breakdown of your relationship. Our role can be one of simply giving you initial advice at a one off meeting, drawing up documents to formalise an agreement you have already reached, giving you detailed advice and negotiating a settlement of a family dispute, attending round the table meetings with your former partner and their lawyer or representing you at Court.

We are skilled negotiators and able to bring our specialist family law experience combined with our pragmatic and balanced approach to help you resolve issues.

We promote resolution of matters if possible by agreement. If litigation is necessary we promote the Fast Track out of Court procedure to help minimise time, cost and conflict.  We are experienced advocates in the event of Court proceedings. Our priority will always be to protect your interests.

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We are able to advise and assist you resolving family issues following the breakdown of your relationship. Our role can be one of simply giving you initial advice at a one off meeting, drawing up documents to formalise an agreement you have already reached, giving you detailed advice and negotiating a settlement of a family dispute, attending round the table meetings with your former partner and their lawyer or representing you at Court.

We are skilled negotiators and able to bring our specialist family law experience combined with our pragmatic and balanced approach to help you resolve issues.

We promote resolution of matters if possible by agreement. If litigation is necessary we promote the Fast Track out of Court procedure to help minimise time, cost and conflict.  We are experienced advocates in the event of Court proceedings. Our priority will always be to protect your interests.

Please see the services button for more information..

Mediation Services

Mediation is a voluntary process by which separating couples are helped to resolve their differences themselves. They make their own decisions in an informed, safe, and neutral environment. Issues which can be resolved through mediation include arrangements for children, finance, and property, and the practicalities of separation and divorce.

Mediation can help couples at any time, whether before or after separation and whether or not legal proceedings have begun. We can mediate with you both together to help you make your own decisions about your children, finances and arrangements for separation.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting.

Mediation is a voluntary process by which separating couples are helped to resolve their differences themselves. They make their own decisions in an informed, safe, and neutral environment. Issues which can be resolved through mediation include arrangements for children, finance, and property, and the practicalities of separation and divorce.

Mediation can help couples at any time, whether before or after separation and whether or not legal proceedings have begun. We can mediate with you both together to help you make your own decisions about your children, finances and arrangements for separation.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting.

Collaborative Law Services

Collaborative law is an out of Court process to resolve issues between separating couples in a non-confrontational way including financial matters and the arrangements for the children.

Each party is represented by a trained collaborative lawyer and all negotiations are done in face-to-face meetings (called "4-ways") with you, your partner and the two lawyers working together to resolve the issues.  You and your partner with the help of your lawyers set the agenda and the timetable - you talk about what matters to you and at your own pace.

We are trained and experienced collaborative lawyers and are able to advise you on whether collaborative law is suitable for you and if so represent you in this process.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting.

Collaborative law is an out of Court process to resolve issues between separating couples in a non-confrontational way including financial matters and the arrangements for the children.

Each party is represented by a trained collaborative lawyer and all negotiations are done in face-to-face meetings (called "4-ways") with you, your partner and the two lawyers working together to resolve the issues.  You and your partner with the help of your lawyers set the agenda and the timetable - you talk about what matters to you and at your own pace.

We are trained and experienced collaborative lawyers and are able to advise you on whether collaborative law is suitable for you and if so represent you in this process.

If you are not certain this is for you we can discuss this further at a free options meeting.

Arbitration

In family arbitration you and your partner appoint an Arbitrator to make a decision (using the law that applies in England & Wales) on any financial and property issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship that you have not been able to reach agreement on. The Arbitrator will make a decision that will be final and binding between you. Family arbitration was developed to enable couples going through family breakdown to resolve financial disputes more quickly, confidentially and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a courtroom. This flexibility and the fact that you will get a final decision much more quickly can make arbitration more cost-effective than court. Pauline Purcell is an Arbitrator and can therefore undertake matters on this basis. Please see our separate brochure if you would like more information and contact Pauline Purcell.

In family arbitration you and your partner appoint an Arbitrator to make a decision (using the law that applies in England & Wales) on any financial and property issues arising from the breakdown of your relationship that you have not been able to reach agreement on. The Arbitrator will make a decision that will be final and binding between you. Family arbitration was developed to enable couples going through family breakdown to resolve financial disputes more quickly, confidentially and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a courtroom. This flexibility and the fact that you will get a final decision much more quickly can make arbitration more cost-effective than court. Pauline Purcell is an Arbitrator and can therefore undertake matters on this basis. Please see our separate brochure if you would like more information and contact Pauline Purcell.