Collaborative Approach

Collaborative law is an out of court option for resolving issues relating to divorce or separation. It is an amicable process in which you and your former partner work through issues to find reasonable solutions to various issues with the support of your personal solicitors and if necessary, other professionals such as accountants, tax specialists. Trethowans’ specially trained collaborative law solicitors are here to help support and advise you throughout the entire process.

Collaborative law is a relatively simple process.

You and your former partner commit to resolve your case collaboratively and instructing separate collaboratively trained solicitors to represent you.

Settlement is reached in a series of face to face meetings consisting of you, your former partner and your representative.

You remain in control but with solicitors present to provide guidance and advice.

If a settlement can’t be reached, you will both need to instruct new family solicitors for court proceedings.


View our Collaborative Law FAQs for answers to questions you may have, or contact us on 0800 2800 421.

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer


Emma Wilders-Pratt


Grant Cameron


Laura Bell

Senior Associate