Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice is a voluntary and confidential negotiation process involving parties and their respective legal advisors. The legal advisors have undergone the required training and commit to the principles of collaborative law. In this process, no independent third party is involved.

The parties and the respective legal advisors set as common objective to negotiate in good faith, with a spirit of cooperation and aim to reach balanced and long-term solutions that take into consideration the interests of all parties involved.

The legal advisors will advise their respective clients regarding their rights and obligations with the sole purpose of reaching a negotiated solution. If this process fails, the involved legal advisors commit not to defend the interests of their clients in a court procedure

The added value of Collaborative Practice :

→ This method of dispute resolution is quicker, less stressful and cheaper than a legal court procedure.

→ Solutions are “tailor-made”.

→ The process can help to preserve or restore (family, professional or commercial) relationships and keep parties “on speaking terms”.

→ Each party will be assisted by the legal advisor of his choice, trained in collaborative practice, with whom the party will have a personal and confidential relationship.