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A new way to deal with family break-up
An entirely new approach to family law has recently been introduced in Scotland, revolutionising the previous way of dealing with divorce and marital disputes. In the Highlands, one of the first to qualify in this process is Inverness solicitor Joyce Simpson.
Miss Simpson sees this innovative concept – known as “collaborative law” – as an important development, bringing dignity and respect into what is otherwise often a distressing process.
As director of family law at well-respected Inverness legal firm Gowans Dickson, Miss Simpson has introduced the benefits of collaborative law to her clients.
With over 20 years’ experience of practising family law throughout the Highlands, Miss Simpson is highly qualified to weigh the strengths and values of this new process against conventional representation.
Miss Simpson, who is a member of the Family Law Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Consensus Collaboration.
Collaborative family law has a special characteristic in that both clients and solicitors work together to find solutions which suit the clients’ own particular circumstances and those of their family. It is a direct alternative to prolonged and potentially expensive court proceedings.
Collaboration is suitable for couples involved in separation whether married, cohabiting or in civil partnership.
Miss Simpson has not only been specially trained in collaborative law to act on behalf of her clients but has also developed her expertise by undergoing advanced interdisciplinary training for collaborative lawyers. She is committed to collaborative family law and is convinced that, as more and more families and couples become aware of the process, they will recognise the benefits that her experience has already shown can be a much more compassionate way of dealing with separation and divorce.As you visit ‘Joyce Simpson of Gowans Dickson’, you may find interest in following listings . . .