The business and commercial community recognise Collaborative Practice as a smarter and more productive approach to dispute resolution.
Collaborative Practice is an accepted form of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), ideally suited for civil and commercial disputes, especially where there is a need for continuing relationships between the parties. Civil and commercial disputes including partnership agreements, commercial contracts, workplace relations, building and construction, interests in land, planning and environment, and wills and estates are all suitable for the use of the Collaborative Process to manage and resolve disputes.
The principles of Collaborative Practice include formally agreeing not to go to court, having legal representation at round table meetings to assist in good faith negotiations, and the disqualification of both parties lawyers if an agreement cannot be reached.
The capacity to retain specialist advisers in a variety of fields can be particularly effective in the settlement of civil and commercial matters.