FLiP Senior Associates Qualify as Collaborative Lawyers
We are delighted to announce that FLiP Senior Associates Hannah Greene and Kara Swift have both qualified as collaborative family lawyers. Hannah and Kara completed their collaborative training under the Resolution collaborative practice scheme.
The collaborative approach can be a beneficial way of resolving family law issues, whether or not you and your partner have children. It is an approach that gives individuals their own voice and real control over the outcome.
Working within the collaborative approach you and your partner, and lawyers for both of you, commit to resolving the matters between you without involving the Court (other than to deal with the legal formalities of the arrangements and to approve any financial settlement that you may reach). It is this “no Court commitment” which for many couples offers the prospect of delivering a solution for the long-term benefit of you and your family.
The collaborative approach enables you and your partner to set the agenda and ensures everyone is aware about what matters to you in the negotiations. It can have many benefits:
- Nothing is hidden from you and your partner – it is an open and transparent process
- The things that are important to you can be articulated by you and heard by everyone
- You are able to build a rapport with, and establish trust in, your partner’s lawyer
- You can ask questions and seek further clarification then and there
- You can move at your own pace through the process
- There is no need for lengthy, aggressive or costly correspondence between lawyers
- There is much less room for misunderstanding and any misunderstandings that do arise can be dealt with immediately.
At FLiP we are leaders in working within the collaborative approach. We regularly work across the full range of family law issues within the collaborative model and we are known in particular for working within the collaborative model on Pre Nuptial Agreements and Post Nuptial Agreements. Many of our senior lawyers are qualified collaborative practitioners and it is great to see members of our Senior Associate team qualifying as collaborative practitioners too.
Senior Associate Hannah Greene advises on all aspects of divorce and cohabitation, including financial and children matters, and on relationship agreements including pre nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Senior Associate Kara Swift advises on all aspects of private family law, supporting a wide range of married and unmarried clients following separation to resolve matter relating to their children, finances and property rights with diligence and care.
For more information on our experience of working with the collaborative model, visit our dedicated website page here.