201701.03

WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION?

The start of a new year is often a tricky time for families – has this been a stressful Christmas period? Has spending too much put pressure on family finances and inevitably on relationships? Has the extra time off work meant there’s been time to reflect on the reality of marital issues?  In the new year, couples often make…

201608.11

“CALL THE MEDIATOR !” – Does Family Mediation work?

One of our Family Law experts, Amanda Thurston explains : The latest “fly on the wall” documentary from the BBC follows a family mediator helping couples agree the terms of their separation or divorce. From whether to sell the family home, to how much maintenance to pay, or how often one of them can take…

201604.04

“I’ll see you in Court !”

Recovering a trade debt  There’s a lot to consider before starting court proceedings in England & Wales: The court has to deal with matters “justly and at proportionate cost.” Do a cost/benefit analysis before starting proceedings, including the cost of enforcement. Check the other party is good for the money – there’s no point incurring the cost of…

201601.19

“It’s good to talk …….”

Are you separated or thinking of getting divorced ? If so, you need to explore mediation because it really does work – after all, you know the needs of your family better than anyone. This explanation comes courtesy of my colleague …

201408.21

Business Disputes

If you are in business for any time at all, it’s inevitable that at some time you are going to get into a dispute with a customer or a supplier. If you’re looking to a Judge to resolve these matters for you, you need to keep in mind that the Courts are moving very much…