Brought into effect today, the current changes to the family court service have been described by Sir James Munby, president of the family division, as “the largest reform of the family justice system any of us have seen or will see in our professional lifetimes”. The reforms are designed to ... Read More >>
Articles on Dispute Resolution
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The Real Alternative to Court Family Arbitration After the breakdown of a marriage, there are five ways to resolve financial, proprietary and child maintenance disputes: mediation, collaboration, direct negotiations, taking the case to court and, possibly least common, Arbitration. This is an ... Read More >>
Daniel Flynn joined Garner & Hancock as a litigation paralegal in January 2013 having completed his Bar exams in 2012. He has a particular interest in all types of dispute resolution and Court advocacy. Outside of work Daniel is a keen mountaineer and test cricket fan, enjoying extremes of ... Read More >>
While our job is first and foremost to promote or defend their client’s interest, I was always aware that this does not necessarily mean opposing your opponent at every turn. The best result will often be negotiated rather than “won”. That said, it was still a bit of a surprise to see the level of ... Read More >>
When to Mediate? Because the process of mediation is flexible and can accommodate a variety of situations, most disputes can be mediated, this can be particularly true for family cases where the parties do not wish to enter into potentially lengthy and expensive litigation but there are matters ... Read More >>