Family Mediation & Dispute Resolution Legal Services
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 can be 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.
Family Mediation video series
In our Family Mediation Series, we explore how mediation can be useful for those who are willing to solve their issues away from court.
Meet our mediation & dispute resolution lawyers
Charles Russell Speechlys is known for its constructive approach to family law which makes the team ideally placed to offer mediation."
We help parents adopting children across borders, including advising on the cross-border recognition of adoption orders.
Arbitration is increasingly popular as an alternative means to resolve family disputes, both in respect of financial and children matters.
Children & Parental Disputes
We are well positioned to advise you on the best options for your children’s particular circumstances.
Divorce & Finances
Our family law specialists give clear advice on all financial aspects of divorce.
International Family Law
No matter where you are based, our approach is supportive with a fast turnaround time where required.
Parentage, Fertility Law & Surrogacy
We care about families in all their forms. Problematically for families, the law on parentage does not join up internationally.
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements & Wealth Protection
We are recognised as being experts in the field of negotiating and drafting marital agreements.
Unmarried Couples & Financial Claims for Children
Our role is to advise you on how to obtain the best outcome, irrespective of your situation
What's important to you is important to us. Let's talk
If you would like to speak to a member of our Family team or to find out more about how we work, please get in touch