Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

alternative dispute resolution

Resolving matters without Court proceedings

We offer specialist and objective advice on all aspects of ADR so that you can make an informed decision as to the best way to resolve your case swiftly, fairly and hopefully without Court proceedings, to keep costs proportionate.

Solicitor assisted settlement is a popular, successful and cost effective method of ADR in which you determine our level of involvement (for example simply implementing a settlement you have reached direct or helping you with the negotiations) so that costs are acceptable to you in view of the issues / assets. We also regularly negotiate settlements with spouses direct or with their legal representatives, on your behalf, with the sole aim of achieving a swift but fair agreement for you without an application to the Court.

We will also review and discuss the merits of Mediation and Collaborative Law with you.

Whatever method of ADR you ultimately chose, it is essential that it is right for you.

In some cases Court proceedings are either inevitable or needed to finalise a settlement however even in these matters ADR should always be considered and hopefully pursued as an application to the Court should always be a last resort.

Free Legal Appointments

Our Family Department offers a free 30 minute appointment to all clients.

At that appointment we will discuss and review your circumstances and give you preliminary legal advice.

We will also review with you, in general terms, your options in respect of the divorce, finances or children matters and also provide a cost estimate.

The 30 minute appointment will be free of charge and there will be no obligation for you to use our services.

Please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment:

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051

Meads 01323 407577

Alternatively, please complete the contact form below.

We will maintain complete confidentiality and discretion at all times.

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Further Legal Information

Click on the links below for further information on the following areas:

Divorce and Family Finance

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Unmarried Couples

Children

Collaborative Law

Mediation Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Our Team

Costs – General Information

Deferring Fees in Divorce