Private Financial Dispute Resolutions (“FDR”) aim to facilitate negotiations with the benefit of an impartial, objective and expert recommendation for a financial settlement on family breakdown.
Private FDRs replicate the tribunal environment, where parties engage in a process that is similar to a court hearing for the middle stage of financial remedy proceedings. Once full disclosure of evidence has been given, the parties to a financial remedy dispute each set out their without prejudice proposals for the resolution of the case before a well-prepared and experienced practitioner (a barrister) and their arguments in support. After hearing from the parties, the barrister will give an indication of an anticipated outcome to the dispute and outline their reasons for that indication. The barrister will then be available throughout the day to assist parties in resolving the case through their own negotiations.
Our Private FDR practitioners are all experienced barristers with a very high degree of financial literacy as well as legal expertise. We provide an expert service that enables clients to achieve a practical financial settlement quickly, based on an impartial and objective assessment of the evidence and an acute focus on the merits of each party’s claims.