Collaborative law is an attractive and constructive approach for those who want a negotiated jointly “owned” settlement which minimises the emotional cost of divorce or family breakdown and also avoids the costs and stress of court proceedings and heavy litigation costs.

Perhaps most importantly, the relationship between former spouses or partners may not deteriorate to the extent sadly common amongst those who have faced a court battle. This is of course vital where there are children involved, because parents may need to communicate and cooperate for many years to come.

Still relatively new in the UK , former partners sit down together and, with the help of their collaborative lawyers, work out in a series of meetings, for example how to share financial assets or responsibilities for any children, as they each go their separate ways.

Each party and their Collaborative Lawyer sign a formal agreement confirming that they will reach a solution without going to court. The lawyers involved in the collaborative process are not allowed to represent their clients in any subsequent court proceedings, so that it is in everyone’s interests for a solution to be found by agreement.

Our solicitor Alison Dukes is trained and experienced in collaborative law. She has conducted many cases to a successful conclusion. Alison is always willing to give further information and guidance on the process.

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“AMD, especially Laura, have been amazing! Laura has been incredible, clearly knows what she’s doing and is very knowledgeable about the law too! She is patient, always responds to calls and emails and we couldn’t recommend her, and her team, more highly!”

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“I simply cannot recommend AMD highly enough. There are a myriad of Solicitors available so how do you know who to choose? I instructed AMD to act on my behalf for the sale of, sadly, my deceased brother’s property. AMD have been outstanding, dealing with enquiries with real diligence and pace keeping me informed every step of the way, right from my initial enquiry through to completion. The whole team at AMD were superb, but a special note of thanks to Aleksandra Wegera who was exceptional. I highly recommend AMD and would use AMD again without any hesitation”

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“Couldn’t be more pleased with the service. Everything crystal clear, efficiently communicated and quick. The whole sales process was completed within a month, which was fantastic. Huge thanks to Amanda and Laura”.

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Alison Dukes

Director, Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

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Jo Morris

Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Head of the Family Department

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