Some interesting matters – two recent Collaborative Cases

shutterstock_99499103-largeThere have been many interesting collaborative law cases that have been untaken this year by many different practitioners. Here are two which may be of interest:

Case Study 1 – Finalised in only two meetings

Professionals sometimes assume that in order for matters to be completed in a collaborative process they should be complex or will require multiple meetings.  One matter was completed in two meetings.  The parties had no children but had a shared loved for their very well-cared for dog.  The wife was the financially savvy person in the relationship.

The pool was in excess of $1.5 million dollars and included real properties, businesses, share portfolios, trusts and a self-managed super fund.  The parties were able to focus on their ongoing relationship, agree in the interim regarding removing the wife as the book keeper from the husband’s business in a way that was not detrimental to that business and more importantly ensure that their beloved pet continued to see them both. (more…)

2016-12-05T15:24:48+10:00December 5th, 2016|E-News|

QCL’s achievements and inroads for 2016

shutterstock_20229160-largeCollaborative Training
Throughout the year, basic collaborative courses were run in Townsville, Northern New South Wales and two in Brisbane with a total of approximately 70 new practitioners trained which is fabulous growth in one year.

In February, we had the Canadian collaborative guru, Victoria Smith, once again come and provide two days of advanced training. This was a tremendous success.

Mediation Conference
Collaborative practice also made a big showing at the 2016 National Mediation Conference.

Four sessions focussed on collaborative topics including our Dr Anne Purcell, Cassandra Pullos and John Thynne and QCL were also sponsors of the conference and manned a booth for the three days with members to Spread the Word. (more…)

2016-12-05T16:20:57+10:00December 5th, 2016|E-News|