Collaborative Family Law Training

If you are a local solicitor interested in finding out more about Collaborative Law do please call any of our POD members, who would be delighted to talk to you about all aspects of the process.

For those that are interested in training, you firstly need to be Resolution members and then have to attend the 3 day Collaborative Law Foundation Training course held in London, Manchester, Sheffield and Bristol on various dates throughout the year.

The course attracts 24 CPD points, so apart from providing a wealth of understanding and insight into this new approach to family breakdown resolution, it also scoops more than the whole year’s points in one go! It consists of both informal lectures and workshops involving role play, which though at first appear somewhat daunting, do really help in understanding how to handle face to face meetings with the other party and their solicitor, as well as providing an appreciation of how clients may feel in such meetings.

A one day Collaborative Negotiation Skills course completes the core training. This is a very practical course which explores the impact of negative responses on clients, how to deal with ‘no’ as well as practical tips for working constructively with your colleague. It also valuably enhances negotiating skills and builds confidence and experience.

The course is held at the same venues as for the Foundation Course and again, at various times throughout the year, attracting 7 CPD points.

Resolution also offer various other courses on an ad hoc basis, which supplement the basic training, such as Exploring the Role of the Joint Expert.

Our POD members meet regularly for discussions on practice issues and on occasions meet with other trained collaborative professions such as financial advisors and pension experts to foster good relations and work more effectively together.

The process, whilst not for everyone, whether client or practitioner, is a fresh and rewarding approach to resolving all aspects of family relationship breakdown. The opportunity to speak directly to the other party is, for a solicitor, groundbreaking and enables a better understanding of the case to be achieved much quicker than through the slow process of exchange of correspondence.

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