Collaborative Law is not the same as mediation. Collaborative Law allows you to talk through the issues that you and your partner have at a series of meetings with you, your former partner and each of your collaboratively trained lawyers.
The process enables you and your partner to control what is discussed and the speed of those discussions at a series of round table meetings. it is possible to discuss any aspect of your relationship breakdown for example children issues, finances, the divorce or hug parathion agreement. Additionally the collaborative process can be very effective in negotiating prenuptial agreements. The key thing to remember with the collaborative process is that you will be asked to sign an agreement confirming that you will not go to Court except when documents are agreed.
The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.
Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.
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Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”