Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Collaborative Law

Alternatives to Court - Collaborative Family Law

Machins Solicitors LLP is proud to endorse the collaborative family law process. This process involves each person appointing their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations by letter or phone you meet together to work things out face to face. Each of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the entire process and therefore you will benefit from legal advice as you go. The absolute aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court.

How does the collaborative process work?

Initial meetings take place with your individual lawyers, different options are discussed and if you decide the collaborative process is for you, this is broadly what happens next:-

We provide legal services and out of court dispute resolution for families through Bridging Point. For more information, please contact Kathryn Ainsworth who is a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer on 01442 872311 or by email at [email protected]. Alternatively further general information on collaborative law can be obtained from the Resolution website –