We can advise clients in relation to all of their options as to how best a settlement can be reached. This enables clients to make an informed decision as to how they wish to proceed.
One alternative, where appropriate is making a referral to mediation. This is an alternative mechanism by which the parties can sit down and try and discuss their finances or any other area of dispute with an independent third party to try and see if they can reach an agreement.
We can advise as to how the mediation process works, assist and advise our clients throughout the mediation process, including the drafting of any final agreement and we can recommend local mediators with whom we have worked for many years. If mediation is successful the parties benefit by keeping costs down and reducing acrimony by maintaining good relations between the parties.