Mediation & Alternatives to Litigation

24 March 2020

COVID-19: overcoming the challenges of co-parenting for separated and divorced parents

Following the government announcing restrictions last night for staying at home and away from others, further details have been published about the “lockdown” restrictions, which confirm that “moving children under 18 between their parents’ homes” is one of the permitted reasons to leave home. 

Rachel Freeman

20 March 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E6: …and that’s a wrap

Tuesday saw the emotional final episode of series 2 of The Split which involved many of the key characters going their separate ways. In this blog, Connie Atkinson reflects on how to support children through separation together and ways of resolving practical arrangements on divorce.

Connie Atkinson

4 March 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E4: Child arrangements, adoption and a potential sex tape scandal

This week’s episode of The Split began with high drama between Hannah and Christie following the secret that Nina let slip at the end of the last episode. The issues between Hannah’s client, Fi, and her husband, Richie, continued to develop so Hannah and Christie were forced to work together despite their personal differences. Fi and Richie couldn’t agree on the arrangements for their three children so a joint meeting was arranged with their lawyers.

Sarah Dodds

24 January 2020

The advantages of mediation in resolving family disputes

Today marks the end of family mediation week. In this blog Connie Atkinson summarises the mediation process and, as considered in our historic blogs, examine the key benefits of mediation and other methods of dispute resolution as a way of resolving the practical arrangements following separation.

Connie Atkinson

7 November 2019

Using arbitration to settle family disputes – less Hollywood, more privacy

Paul Hollywood is a highly public judge on one of Television’s most popular shows, with over 6 million viewers watching him and his taste buds push Great British Bake Off contestants to tears, frustration and occasional joy but when it comes to his divorce, he and his wife of over 20 years have chosen for their financial arrangements to be adjudicated in private.

Abby Buckland

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