Karin Walker’s conference webinar ran through the wide variety of DR options now available and set out their respective merits.
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A divorce coach and family lawyer explain how working together can help our clients separate out emotions from decisions.
Every now and again there are moments in our journey as family lawyers which give pause and inspire us to re-examine the well-trodden path we have become so familiar with. As Resolution members, we are all well-versed in the range of non-court processes available to separating families (never more beautifully summarised than in Angela Lake-Carroll’s “Staircase of Opportunities”) and we no doubt endeavour to provide an early steer to our clients on the options which may be best suited to their circumstances.
Resolution members are committed to keeping issues that arise between couples on a relationship breakdown out of court. One of the ways in which our members achieve this is through hybrid mediation. Hybrid mediation brings together the best of both the family and the civil mediation models.
Practice and procedure – court ordered adjournment to encourage non-court dispute resolution –r3.4 FPR – Case management.
In this article for The Review, Naomi Hayward attends the pilot of the “Essential Skills for Working Relationships” and reports back on it.
In Re B (A child) (Unnecessary private law applications) HHJ Wildblood reminded us that DR options should almost always be considered before litigation.
In this section, you'll find Resolution's suite of resources for collaborative practitioners. This includes information on the scope of collaborative practice, how you become a collaborative practitioner, routes for professional development and much more.
In 2018 Henry Brown wrote an outline and training programme to offer a hybrid model encompassing individual meetings with clients that is inclusive of separate confidences. The first course was held in London in February of 2018, co-presented by Henry Brown, Suzanne Kingston and Karin Walker.
Necessity breeds creativity, and the current challenges have opened up a new way of working that suits a lot of clients very well. The coronavirus has a lot to answer for. Never in a million years did I picture being able to do my job from home. From the restrictions that were put upon us all, I have been able to adapt the way I work and offer a more flexible approach to suit my clients’ needs.
James Roberts QC provides a brief guide to private FDRs.
It is hard sometimes to help parents focus on the legalities of the divorce when they are in emotional turmoil and looking to their lawyer for emotional support. So how do we define our boundaries in a way that is both supportive for our clients with children, and helpful for us?
How can the family lawyer best ensure that client need is fully met in the difficult divorce?
In this section, you'll find Resolution's suite of resources for mediators. This includes information on the scope of mediation, how you become a mediator, routes for professional development and much more.
This is an online session about the hybrid mediation process and how lawyers are involved. This session is specifically for family lawyers who may have no or only limited experience of the hybrid mediation process.