Collaborative Law and Resolution


Resolution is a group of over 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales. It promotes a non-confrontational, constructive approach to resolving family disputes. We are members and follow their Code of Practice which promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

Collaborative Practice

This process can only be undertaken by specially trained family lawyers.   Carly Colclough, Director and Head of Family Law is our in house Collaborative Law Specialist. Carly offers appointments at our Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, & Alsager offices for anyone interested in the Collaborative process.

In the Collaborative Law process, both parties attend a series of meetings with their specially trained lawyers in a bid to agree matters without the need to attend Court.

We also work with Collaborative independent financial advisors, family consultants, child specialists, accountants and barristers as necessary. All of the professionals collectively make up your collaborative team and allow the two of you to work together to get the best outcome for you both as a result of your separation.

You all sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to Court and prevents your specialists from representing you in Court if the collaborative process breaks down.  This means that everyone is absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through Court proceedings.

The process has a very high success rate. 

Family Team Solicitor, Jeanette Birch, is a member of the Resolution Children’s Committee. You can see Jeanette's resolution profile here:

If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members on 01785 252377 for Stafford appointments, 01782 987551 for Newcastle-under-Lyme or 01270 446260 for Alsager appointments.