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One Lawyer, One Couple : Resolution Together

Resolution Together is a way of working that allows lawyers to work with and advise couples jointly, including providing appropriate legal advice, through a divorce or separation. Resolution Together has been developed by Resolution, whose code of practice seeks to support couples and families to resolve issues in a non-confrontational and constructive manner. 
Neves can assist you together to reach an outcome that will also be able to help you record your decisions in a binding way. 

What is One Lawyer, One Couple : Resolution Together?

Resolution Together is a way of working that allows lawyers to work with and advise couples jointly, including providing appropriate legal advice, through a divorce or separation. We can assist you together to reach an outcome that will also be able to help you record your decisions in a binding way. 

The benefits of the One Lawyer, One Couple : Resolution Together

  • Joint approach avoids "winners and losers"
  • Focuses on what's best for the family 
  • Can be less stressful
  • Time efficient 
  • Can avoid costly court proceedings

How does it work?

As a separating or already separated couple, you both work with one lawyer who can provide you with advice. We will meet with you individually to discuss whether this is the best process for you. We can then have joint meetings to consider financial disclosure and provide detailed legal advice aimed at reaching a solution where the needs of the family are met. 

Is One Lawyer, One Couple : Resolution Together right for me?

It works best for couples who want to manage their separation together. It is suitable for those whose joint aim is to reach an outcome that meets their needs and if they are parents, the needs of their children. 

Who is it suitable for?

It will work well if you are able to answer yes to the following questions: 

  • are you committed to working towards your own solutions amicably together?
  • are you willing to be open and honest with sharing all relevant information including financial or other required disclosure?
  • are you both emotionally ready and able to work together to solve problems?
  • are you both able to take part in the process and participate fully and freely?

Who is it not suitable for?

There are circumstances where Resolution Together will not be suitable, where for example:

  • there are, have been or may be concerns about past or ongoing abuse within the relationship
  • there is a safeguarding concern in relation to an adult or a child
  • emotions are running high
  • there is a significant imbalance of power between you that cannot be managed
  • one or both of you will not provide all the relevant information needed and/or will not confirm that you have done so 
  • one of you is, or feels, unable to make decisions freely  
  • there is any actual or perceived concern that either or both of you may be involved in unlawful activity
  • there are legal or other complexities that will be difficult to address together with one lawyer

If the Resolution Together approach is not suitable for you, then there is still a wide range of dispute resolution options available, and our expert lawyers will advise on a solution to best help you. 

How do I start the process?

If you feel that this service may be suitable for you contact our expert Resolution Together lawyer, Tina Shah to arrange your initial fixed fee appointment. Call 0330 0945 500, emailTina Shahtina.shah@nevesllp.co.uk or complete the form below and we'll get back to you. 

One Couple, One Lawyer: Resolution Together
5/5 Star review
My first introduction to Neves to handle a commercial lease and all related documentation surrounding mortgage application. Katy made the job easy and turned around the whole process with speed and efficiency with no issues.
5/5 Star review
I had used Neves to purchase a house as they were recommended. Unfortunately i was assigned another solicitor who was awful. Thankfully she left and Alima and Awais took over the final registering process which was filled with issues. They did a fantastic job, Alima always responded and was professional. This was much more like the service i was expecting in the first place when they were recommended to me. Due to these two, i would happily use Neves again.
5/5 Star review
Neves recently undertook our conveyancing and did an excellent job; the communication from Charlene Shillingford and her team throughout the whole process was top notch - I don’t recall being kept so up to date during the selling and buying of a house before. Queries were handled quickly and with the minimum of fuss, even when ‘the other side’ were being ‘difficult’. I’ve no reservation in recommending Neves. My heartfelt thanks to Charlene and the conveyancing team for their diligence and care during what can be a fraught time.
5/5 Star review
Beth Woodward, I wanted to say thank you for supporting me on my recent divorce. Faced with one of the most aggressive and unpleasant legal firms in London, you led me through both the family and financial divorce courts and more than achieved every one of my goals for the divorce. Most importantly, I have equal time parenting with my two girls and a really fair settlement so I can support them financially, both not even remotely offered by the other side. You listened and supported me when I really went for it, kept me sane through the FDR and court visits and also gave me the tough messages when I need to hear it. Thank you, I can’t quite explain how we did it, but we did 😊 😊 😊 😊
5/5 Star review
Emily has supported me through a divorce with excellent advice and guidance at every stage. All issues and options were explained clearly and fully. Possible outcomes were fully outlined to me throughout the process. Emily's professionalism has been of the highest standard. The kind and understanding manner in which Emily has supported me at all stages of the process is something that I am extremely grateful for. I literally felt the pressure shift from my shoulders. This is why I give 5 stars for the assistance I received.
Beth Woodward
Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law
Heidi Fleming
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Tina Shah
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Emily Pope
Associate - Divorce and Family Law
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