Ending a relationship is always difficult and every couple is unique.
Some families have complex assets, trust and financial arrangements including property and other disputes which require in-depth knowledge and expertise. Many have differing ideas as to what is best for their children. Matters can be further complicated if parents currently live or plan to reside in different countries. Privacy and speed of resolution of matters is also a compelling motivator to mediate.
While there are a multitude of factors to consider, it is vital you consider all the dispute resolution options available to you to ensure you achieve the best outcome. We’ll advise you on the best approach and will work closely alongside you to ensure your bespoke needs are met.
We advise on and offer several forms of dispute resolution, with each having their own merits and outcomes-based approaches. Mediation is a participative, private approach that offers flexibility and technology such as skype being used to speed matters along. Our family team has eight mediators, both male and female, who are able to deliver this process. We also offer trained collaborative lawyers where courts are contractually shut out of the process and parties commit to working together with their lawyers present.
Arbitration is a further alternative, where an independent arbitrator is appointed to resolve either a financial or child issue.
Meet the Team
Will couples who were locked down together stay together? Cohabitation in the wake of COVID-19
When the first lockdown measures were introduced, many couples were faced with an ultimatum: either move in together or isolate separately
Untangling the Atlantic Knot: Wills for mixed US/UK couples
Before Chris and Sam “settle down”, they have decided to go on a sailing adventure. Their parents are insisting that they make Wills.
Grandparents and their children’s divorce
Guardianship of grandchildren following parent’s death or divorce
“Step parents” and their partners’ children
What happens to the children if the natural parent dies and what is my position as a step parent?
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted in 6 categories at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2017
Family—what’s on the horizon for 2017?
Family partner, Grant Howell, is interviewed by LexisPSL on the issues facing Family Law in 2017.
Religious Charities Bulletin
Our Charities newsletter highlights interesting recent developments useful to trustees and others involved with faith charities.
Working in conjunction with Belief in Mediation and Arbitration (BIMA)
With BIMA, Sarah Anticoni partner and Shabana Saleem barrister from the Family team have hosted 3 successful breakfast seminars this year.
Middle East family focus
Partner Grant Howell considers how collaborative practice can benefit Middle Eastern-based families in divorce for Creative Divorce.
Lawyers as active participants
Partner Grant Howell examines Hopkins v Hopkins, emphasising the role played by legal practitioners in Family Law.