Family Law Arbitration in Leeds, Sheffield & York
Proceedings in the family court can be frustratingly lengthy, costly and inflexible. This is one of the reasons why family arbitration has seen its popularity increase over recent years as it aims to help couples following a breakdown of their relationship sort issues out quickly and cost-effectively whilst providing flexibility.
Arbitration works by both parties, usually with their solicitors, agreeing to jointly appoint an arbitrator to make decisions for them, in a similar way that a Judge in the family court would. The parties would then provide the arbitrator with all the relevant information and put forwards their legal arguments before they make their decision. The decision made by the Arbitrator is binding.
The process is flexible because you and your former partner can:
- Choose who you appoint as an arbitrator making sure they have the necessary level of expertise.
- Agree that the arbitrator would only make decisions limited to specific issues, such as how the proceeds of sale of the family home should be divided or which school your children should go to. This means you are not wasting time and money discussing issues that have already been agreed upon or are not considered to be relevant.
- Dictate the timetable, unlike in court proceedings. This means you can avoid the delays of waiting for court hearings and make sure the meetings are at a time and location that is convenient for you.
- Agree that the arbitrator should consider the issues in writing or arrange a meeting with you and solicitors, with the arbitrator, similar but less formal than court proceedings.
Arbitration can be used for cases involving disputes about the division of property and finances following the breakdown of a relationship and can also be used in most matters involving children. It can be used as part of divorce proceedings or for unmarried couples.
Our family solicitors can support, advise and represent you through Arbitration. To discuss this further, contact one of our experts today.
The Legal 500 2017 legal directory ranks Chris as a leading individual and commends his team. Clients single out Lupton Fawcett LLP’s family law practice for its ‘professional, pragmatic and client-focused service, great attention to detail and specialist expertise’. Headed by Christopher Burns (‘particularly good at cohabitation disputes’), the practice provides region-wide coverage to high-net-worth and privately funded clients from its offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield, with particular emphasis on financial provision issues arising from family breakdown.
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Lupton Fawcett’s experienced team of Family Law Out of Court Resolution Specialists can help facilitate Family arbitration to settle family matters quickly, smoothly and with great cost efficiencies. To find the right solution to whatever challenges face your family or relationship, we are on hand to guide you throughout what can be difficult and emotive discussions and decisions. To speak to a member of our team, contact us by phone today or fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch.
Lupton Fawcett’s teams are leading family law specialists in Yorkshire and are based out of our office in Leeds, Sheffield and York.
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We provide a personalised service, with specialised expertise and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.
Our Family Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
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Chris Burns is an experienced dedicated family lawyer who practices a range of family and children work. He is an excellent practitioner and fights hard for his clients.
The team is very committed to getting the very best outcome for its clients and has impressive legal knowledge.
The practice is a quality, forward-thinking, medium-sized regional practice, which is very proficient and has great strength in depth.
The team at Lupton Fawcett is exceptionally well led, adopting a professional yet highly family-centred approach. It actively promotes non-court-based solutions and collaborative approaches where possible, whilst still being realistic about when court is the only solution to move a situation forwards.
Chris (Burns), I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. Your firm is amazing. You and Sophie have been fantastic in dealing with my divorce and complex financial issues, as well as resolving the long term arrangements for my son. Your staff do what they are supposed to do. They do it with respect, professionalism, kindness and care at some of the most difficult times I have had to face. No words can tell you what this has meant to me. I will never be able to thank you enough.
The service we received was excellent and we were impressed by your professional and sympathetic approach. It was good to understand the processes involved in what was a complex case. In comparison to the responding solicitors, we were very impressed by the detail of your letters and the care in which you took to represent our concerns. Should the need arise in the future, we would have no hesitation in contacting you. Thank you once again for your guidance and support Richard (Buckley).
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