26 September 2012

Mediation as a means to move forward – Forsters' experts take part in 'Family Dispute Resolution Week'

Resolving family issues need not mean going to Court; Forsters Team now qualified to act as family mediators

Forsters, a leading private client law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its mediation team during Family Dispute Resolution Week which is being run by Resolution (family lawyers association). With a team comprising of mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers, Forsters is in a strong position to help and advise clients who wish to avoid the conflict that often arises in family disputes.

Private Client Partner Shona Alexander explains:

"Ending a relationship and agreeing on the division of assets and the care of children does not have to involve conflicts and be an adversarial process. We actively seek to work in a collaborative fashion (where appropriate) to ensure a non-confrontational approach is adopted, as in our experience, the end result is the right settlement for the family without the stress and cost of going to court. In addition, by working together, the emotional effect on wider family members, particularly children, is minimised and the framework for communication, going forward, has been established, which can be of huge benefit."

The promotion of this approach is particularly pertinent during Family Dispute Resolution Week, where Resolution is launching a new advice guide, 'Separating Together: Your options for separation and divorce'. The guide is designed to help separating couples understand and explore non-court based methods of resolving issues arising on the breakdown of a relationship.

Forsters' end to end service allows clients to unlock a constructive resolution of family disputes. For further information, a copy of the guide or to discuss your situation contact:

Shona Alexander, Partner and qualified Resolution Mediator

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7863 8539

Spencer Clarke, Solicitor and qualified Resolution Mediator

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7863 8536        


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