When everybody wins, everybody wins
Collaborative law practice | Australia
Be honest. When you think of lawyers, what comes to mind?
I can take it.
The traditional way of doing law comes with costs — both financial and emotional
And after a decade in practice, I’ve had it. I’ve thrown away the traditional ‘lawyer’ handbook. That’s because I care more about relationships than winning at any cost.
As an agribusiness and estates law specialist, I’ve watched lawyers rub their hands together with glee over family succession disputes. And it didn’t sit well.
I thought: There must be a better way.
Collaborative Practice is about working together to settle disputes
Bringing different groups together to come to an agreement can feel impossible, but the Collaborative Practice protocol helps each party feel heard. Here’s how it works;
- Families (or parties) agree to a series of meetings with fully trained Collaborative Practice professionals
- Participation Agreement: Parties agree to confidential discussions with the goal of reaching a mutually agreeable solution
- With full commitment from all parties, you’ll work together — often coming up with creative solutions — to achieve a succession plan or resolution that everyone can live with
In my line of work, Collaborative Practice leads to mutually beneficial outcomes for my clients and their families.
Instead of taking sides and arguing a position, Collaborative Practice focuses on finding a resolution.
Instead of leaving one side feeling hard done-by, Collaborative Practice creates outcomes that serve everyone.
Instead of pushing families apart, Collaborative Practice preserves relationships.
At the end of the day, relationships matter
Get expert support to resolve complex disputes in a relationship-centred way
The old days are over
Despite a love of classical music and a range of ‘old-timey’ hobbies (any English paper piecing enthusiasts in the house?) I’m a huge fan of technology when it comes to my law practice.
Technology makes access to expert legal advice more accessible, more inclusive, and less costly
Clear, value-based and fixed fee packages mean you’ll know my fees up front.
I’m Claudia Maw
Expert advice. Pragmatic support. Wherever you are.
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