Dispute Resolution | 7th October 2021

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution and why is it important?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is exactly what it says on the tin- it’s an alternative way to attempt to resolve a dispute. If you haven’t...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Family | 22nd June 2021

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Dispute Resolution, Mediation | 1st July 2019

Mediation, litigation, arbitration. What’s the difference?

When it comes to dispute resolution, there are now a number of processes that parties in disputes can choose from in order to try to...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Mediation | 20th January 2019

Top 5 Benefits of Mediation

If you are an aggrieved party seeking to take action and resolve a dispute then, depending on the nature of the dispute and any prior...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Mediation | 5th November 2018

Mediation: Please don’t use the “F” word in my presence

As I always say to parties at the beginning of my mediations, one of the golden rules of mediation is that each side must move...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Family | 6th September 2018

Is there an advantage to being the Petitioner to a...

As many famous singers have lamented, “breaking up is hard to do”. On top of the emotional stress and prospect of legal proceedings, while the...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family

Challenging times: what happens when a family member is cut...

High profile inheritance disputes follow celebrities and the super-rich as surely as night follows day, but such challenges are becoming increasingly common, whatever the values...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Family | 6th July 2018

Cohabitation, civil partnerships and marriage – the choice is yours?

Last week, five judges of the Supreme Court decided unanimously that the current law regarding civil partnerships is not in line with the European Convention...

Julian Waldon

Associate, Family
Family | 21st June 2018

What is a step-parent’s position after a divorce?

If you’re a step-parent going through divorce and you have step-children, what measures can be taken to maintain a good relationship with your step-child and...

Vanessa McMurtrie

Partner, Family
Dispute Resolution | 18th June 2018

Mediation delayed is not mediation denied

 In a case decided earlier this year the claimants made a claim against Channel 5 for damages for misuse of private information in respect of...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator