Alternatives to Court


The Courts can deal with most problems arising out of family issues, but going to Court is often a difficult and upsetting process. Family law has therefore developed a number of alternative approaches, collectively referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or, more recently, simply “Dispute Resolution” (DR).

Our specialist family lawyers have enormous experience in all the possible steps to avoid a matter going to Court. Most cases are actually decided by negotiation between solicitors but in addition there are other formal alternatives:-

  1. Mediation
  2. Collaborative law
  3. Family law arbitration



Tim Melville-Walker
Emily Bull