Collaborative Family Law
As an alternative to court-based process, our Family Law Team can help clients with a variety of ways to resolve all issues – including those relating to finances and children. Collaborative Family Law is one of those services.
"From the beginning I just feel like everything has been really well managed. The firm has a really great atmosphere and is really professional, comfortable and welcoming."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They are an increasingly substantial presence in divorce work and are supported by a great team."
Chambers UK, 2016
Charmaine Hast has a ‘wealth of experience that she delivers to clients in spades’. Hast advised on a prenuptial contract worth £2.5bn.
Legal 500, 2015
Charmaine Hast heads the team at Wedlake Bell LLP, which also includes collaborative specialist Conrad Adam, shari’ah law guru Trisha Siddique and children law practitioner Gemma Vines.
Legal 500, 2014
Our Family Law Team is fully equipped to provide an effective collaborative law service to our clients.
The process consists of a series of roundtable meetings, with each party having their own independent lawyer to assist in negotiations and to help to resolve all issues. Each party’s lawyer provides their own client with assistance and advice which means that the parties themselves remain very much in control of the process.
Following a negotiated agreement the lawyers draw up the agreed terms into a document, which the Court then turns into a binding Order. Under this process it is not necessary for either of the parties to attend Court at all.
We are very successful in bringing about swift and lasting solutions via this process. It has a high success rate and can be an efficient way of resolving matters - far less costly than going to court.