Mediation

Mediation is a process in which disputes and issues arise on separation can be resolved in an amicable and constructive manner, avoiding the need for court for costly and prolonged court proceedings.

Mediation is often the most cost effective and time efficient means of resolving disputes and reaching agreement on divorce or separation. The process is designed to help manage conflict and provide you with the tools to help avoid it in the future.  Your mediator’s job is to provide you both with unbiased legal information facilitate the communication between and help you both to explore possible answers.  The goal of your mediator, is to help you to make mutually acceptable decisions.

For further advice on mediation, contact Amanda Phillips-Wylds on 0118 989 9704 or email her on amanda.pw@herrington-carmichael.com

 

 

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  • Acting for an advising a client who had received significant gifts over the course of the marriage from the parents. The client was awarded in excess of 50% of the assets.
  • Acting for and advising a high net worth client who held business interests with their spouse. The value of the business became a point of contention during the course of financial remedy proceedings issued by the other party and it proved necessary to appoint a forensic accountant to report on the value of the company, liquidity and tax implications of a sale or transfer of shares from one party to the other.
  • Acting for and advising a high net worth client on a division of the matrimonial assets following a short marriage. The case settled out of court and we were able to successfully negotiate a settlement whereby the majority of the assets (including high value properties held by a business in which the client had a shareholding) were retained by our client.
  • Acting for and advising high net worth overseas clients on the successful negotiation of a matrimonial settlement, including property abroad and in the UK and business interests.
  • Acting for and advising a client concerning a dispute involving children whereby the unmarried ex-partner made a claim for capital, top up of child maintenance and payment of school fees under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989.
  • Acting for and advising clients in respect of Children Act applications, applications for non-molestation and occupation orders, and applications to vary old maintenance orders.

Herrington Carmichael LLP is ‘faultless in every area’ and impresses with its ‘strong and united team’, which routinely acts for high-net-worth individuals. Dividing her time between Wokingham and Camberley, department head Maria Mulroe delivers ‘extreme professionalism, patience and frankness’ in financial cases relating to business and overseas assets. Solicitor Danielle Bentley (‘a good lawyer with great potential’) joined the practice from CH-R Family Solicitors. Recent work for the ‘dedicated lawyers’ include Children Act matters, cross-border divorces and financial remedy proceedings.

- Legal 500, 2017

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