We are very pleased to publish an updated Participation Agreement and suite of accompanying resources. The documents now available to download are:
Participation Agreement (March 2021) Using easy to understand language and an accessible format, our new Participation Agreement (PA) template sets out a clear framework.
Addendum to Participation Agreement – online joint meetings This is a short addendum to be used alongside the PA in cases which will include remote meetings via video conference.
Participation Agreement template – guidance (March 2021) This guidance document aims to support you in using the new PA, outlining the options available to you and your clients.
Helping you to get the best solutions – working collaboratively This document is intended for you to give to your clients, to help explain the collaborative process and the range of professionals who may be involved.
You can hear more about the new Participation Agreement at the Collaborative Practice Forum on 24th March, and submit a question to be considered:
Collaborative Working Party
Our main goals are:
- to help practitioners grow and develop their collaborative practice
- to support skills development by sharing best practices
- to promote communication with – and between – Practice and Organisational Development Groups (Pods) around the country.
We have also looked at how to develop the collaborative model into the future.
We started by launching a regular e-news bulletin which goes out to all our collaboratively-trained members, as well as financial advisers and family consultants. This communication initiative is designed not only to share what we’re doing, but to invite feedback, input and ideas from our members. The e-news has been well received with a very good open rate. If you’d like to be added to the distribution list, please get in touch. We’re always keen to hear your news, questions, experience and needs so we can feed them into our workstreams and support you in your practice.
Our message is simple: we want to help you do more of the work you want to do, because it helps make our clients’ lives better. All of us chose family law because we want to help people, and so many more separating families could benefit from using the collaborative model. Our aim is to support and grow a thriving community of collaborative professionals who believe in working co-operatively to promote the best interests of our clients.