Collaborative Working

A lot of people struggle to find a resolution when it comes to issues between them and a partner, but collaborative working could be what is needed. A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that going to court is the only way to reach an agreement when they are at odds with a partner, but collaborative working offers a beneficial alternative and helps to avoid court – and the cost associated with going to court – altogether.

The collaborative working practice involves resolving issues between partners through negotiation. This is done during a series of meetings with each other and with both partners’ solicitors. The only correspondence is to organise necessary administrative matters, and the process focuses on achieving a solution effectively and efficiently. The aim of collaborative working is to find a resolution that is fair to both partners whilst protecting the children, and to help everyone to move forward in their lives.

The Benefits of Collaborative Working
There are a number of benefits that come with collaborative working, which is why it’s the practice of choice for many couples and families. The process is completely non-confrontational, meaning it has the advantage of maintaining good relationships between both parents and any children involved. This is achievable because collaborative working focuses largely on the mutual respect for a working relationship between both partners in the future. Throughout the collaborative working process, maintaining a working relationship for the future is of utmost importance. Another benefit is that it avoids the stress and high costs that often come with court proceedings. Generally, the collaborative working process avoids a lot of the heartache that comes with going through the courts.

Jacky Lewis is an experienced, skilled and understanding collaborative lawyer who can work with other lawyers collaboratively.

At Jacky Lewis Family Law, you will find collaborative working in Surrey and collaborative working in Epsom services.

Jacky Lewis is more than happy to work with any other collaborative lawyers, wherever they are based.

Our Values

Jacky Lewis Family Law is a specialist family law firm in the centre of Epsom.  Jacky Lewis provides a collaborative approach to resolving family issues.



Jacky ensures that you receive relaxed and friendly advice in a professional manner at all times.



Jacky provides support and assistance to clients suffering from family issues in a clear and readily comprehensible fashion.


Reasonable Costs

Jacky maintains high quality on all her family law services at competitive prices.



Jacky offers reasonably priced services for everyone who has experienced a relationship breakdown or who wants the protection of a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement. She will offer fixed fees and, depending on the financial situation of the client, discounted rates.

Jacky specialises in dealing with financial arrangements following on from the breakdown of relationships, whether marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. She also assists clients with matters relating to their children.

Jacky prepares prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Jacky can mediate between you and your partner. Jacky can also work collaboratively with you and your partner and their lawyer to find a solution, which is acceptable to both of you.

Fixed Fees

Jacky offers an initial Fixed Fee Interview of an hour for £125.00 + V.A.T. This will give you an opportunity to meet Jacky, to discuss your problems and to work out a plan for sorting things out. If you would like an appointment, please contact us.

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