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Book review | The Collaborative Law Companion

Neil Denny Jordans (Family Law), 2011, £45 ISBN: 978-1846612503

9 April 2012

This book is aimed at existing collaborative practitioners, both as a guide to good practice and as a tool to use in the process, by inviting clients to read it with a view to making the most of the opportunity collaborative gives to settle in a civilised way.

As a guide to good practice it may be timely to many practitioners, as this well-intentioned process has perhaps not taken off in as many areas as those who have trained had hoped. The writer seeks to re-enthuse the practitioner about the worth of the process and their good intentions in offering the service to clients who are experiencing the worst crises of their lives and that of their children. If it fulfils that role then the book is worth the price.

It is not a difficult read. The first four chapters cover less than 100 pages and are about the skill sets and approaches needed to deal with a collaborative settlement. The remainder of the ...

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