• Traditionally lawyers negotiate on behalf of their clients so as to reach an agreement, which is usually converted into a court order by agreement between the parties
• We achieve this having thoroughly explored all the facts and evidence from both parties
• We can move very quickly and at short notice since we are always contactable by mobile phone out of office hours
• Sometimes we may have to go to court for you if a settlement cannot be attained by negotiation. In this instance, we will represent you with determination but make every effort to avoid any unnecessary conflict. We will observe legal protocol at all times
The consideration of mediation is now a must. A mediator does not represent any party but steers them to an agreement. Before issuing court proceedings, it is now compulsory to confirm that mediation has at least, where possible, been attempted.
This is another form of mediation. The essential features of this process are:
• An agreement between the parties not to proceed to court, with structured negotiations and financial disclosure, in order to achieve a settlement
• The benefit of the collaborative process is that it is not driven by any court imposed timetable and can be built around a family’s priorities
• All types of family disputes may be resolved within Collaborative Law, ranging from financial disputes to children’s issues
Richard Adamson Family Law in Northampton also have links with specialist matrimonial chambers in London who offer a full arbitration service instead of going to court or negotiating conventionally. An experienced barrister can make a ruling which the parties agree to be bound by. This often proves to be a well-suited solution for a number of clients.