Zenith chambers are pleased to announce that experienced family practitioners Sarah Greenan and Marisa Allman have qualified as Collaborative Lawyers. Amongst the first Counsel outside London to train in Collaborative law, and with just a handful in the North of England, it is a great privilege to be leading the way for Counsel in this rapidly developing area of practice.
Collaborative law is a respected form of Alternative Dispute Resolution which aims to put separating couples back in the driving seat when arranging their future family and financial structure without the need to go to court, and to ensure the issues which are most important for that family are resolved by agreement. Many family law solicitors are now Collaboratively trained to support families in moving forward with dignity and respect, and where there are children of the family, to support parents in parenting co-operatively after separation.
The role of Counsel in Collaborative cases is still evolving and Marisa and Sarah are keen to be involved in shaping that role. They will be working with Collaborative PODs all over the North East. They can offer support to their Collaborative colleagues and lay clients, perhaps helping to resolve areas of impasse by addressing difficult legal issues, or bringing detailed forensic analysis to the table to restore trust where there are complex financial structures in place. If you would like to discuss a case which may be suitable for a Collaborative approach with Counsel or if your Collaborative POD would like to involve Counsel at meetings then please get in touch with Marisa MAllman@zenithchambers.co.uk or Sarah SGreenan@zenithchambers.co.uk directly or by contacting the Zenith family clerks on 0113 2455438 or email@example.com.