Alternatives to court and collaborative law

We understand that some people are concerned that an initial meeting with a family lawyer will inexorably lead to expensive, fully contested court proceedings but we can reassure you that in the majority of cases, this is not so.

Although there will always be those cases in which the input of the court is either desirable or necessary, often other methods of resolution are more effective and less expensive, time-consuming and stressful.

We will always consider whether it is possible to resolve matters through negotiation or other alternative methods of resolution before resorting to court proceedings. Below are brief outlines of the main dispute resolution options, however we can advise you on the various options and help you decide which would be the best for you.

The Family and Divorce Team

Melanie den Brinker

Melanie den Brinker
Partner

Emma Barlow

Emma Barlow
Solicitor

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans
Solicitor

Lora Grogan

Lora Grogan
Paralegal

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor
Solicitor

Kristy Underwood

Kristy Underwood
Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

Contact us

We recognise how important it is that you have confidence in your legal advisor. Therefore, if you would like to have an initial discussion before deciding how to proceed, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

P : 01892 510 222
F : 01892 510 333
E : info@bussmurton.co.uk

You can also contact individual team members directly by phone or email by clicking on our People page.