The Central London Collaborative Forum is a group of solicitors who are dedicated to the principles and practice of Collaborative Family Law. All our members are partners or consultants of Central London law firms and Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers who have completed training in the collaborative law model. Our goal is for the collaborative process to become the preferred method of resolving cases, including those involving families where assets are substantial or where there is an international dimension.
The collaborative model was developed in North America in the early 1990s by a group of family lawyers whose experience with traditional divorce led them to the conclusion that litigation hurts families and especially children. They were certain that they could develop a healthier way to help families through the trauma of divorce and relationship breakdown and make their longterm future communications (eg about matters concerning the children/review of maintenance etc) much better.
What is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative law is a process whereby a couple engage in a series of honest and dignified discussions about the terms of their separation, which are tailored to suit their priorities and needs. They each have a lawyer who is trained in collaborative law and all work together to find a fair and sensible solution for the benefit of the family.