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Areas of Experience

  • Mediation
  • Family Arbitration
  • Neutral Evaluation (Private FDR Appointments)

36 Family: An Introduction

36 Family ADR offer a comprehensive and bespoke out of court Dispute Resolution service which utilises the expert skills of our family barristers as mediators, arbitrators and through neutral evaluation (private FDR appointments). At all levels of seniority, we can provide dispute resolution at our London address, at any convenient venue throughout the country or even abroad.

Another added benefit of instructing 36 Family for your ADR needs is the use of our state of the art ADR suite, consisting of 3 conference rooms, a break out room and video conferencing facilities, all of which are in a dedicated wing of our building offering a comfortable and private environment for the parties. Whether you are instructing us as the Arbitrator, Private FDR Judge, Mediator, or just as counsel in any of these actions, use of these facilities is free of charge.

Family Arbitration

Amongst our barristers we have six family law arbitrators, three for finance and three for children act arbitrations, as well as a number of part–time judges. Our arbitrators were amongst the first to conduct family arbitrations in England and remain leaders in the field to this day. Family arbitration is conducted in accordance with the rules of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators.

You will find further information about family arbitration at www.ifla.org.uk and www.familyarbitrator.com

Private FDR / Early Neutral Resolution Appointment

Many of our barristers are instructed as the Judge or as Counsel on private FDR’s on a regular basis.

Having one of the largest teams that practices purely in finance proceedings in the UK, our directory ranked team is one of the first choices for many solicitors when they decide that a private FDR is the best way forward in terms of trying to reach an early settlement.

Mediation

Several of our barristers are qualified as family mediators and some offer mediation under the civil mediation model or a hybrid mediation service, including provision of a neutral evaluation of the dispute at the parties’ joint request in the event of a deadlocked mediation. They enthusiastically apply and adapt their long experience of family disputes to assist parties to resolve their disputes quickly, cheaply and with minimal acrimony.

Our dispute resolution service deals with the full range of disputes including: child residence and contact disputes; disputes over children’s education; financial disputes on divorce, after cohabitation or over child support; property disputes between family members and disputes over inheritance provision. We can also mediate over issues which are less contentious, such as the drafting of pre–nuptial agreements or living together agreements.

Our family mediators are regulated by ADR Group or CEDR and many are also affiliate members of Resolution.