James is a director at Family Law in Partnership. He specialises in complex financial issues arising from divorce and separation and is an expert in the law as it relates to child maintenance. James specialises in non-adversarial and cost effective approaches to divorce including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Notwithstanding this, some cases require court involvement and James has a strong track record of helping clients to achieve excellent outcomes. James is an experienced collaborative lawyer and led Resolution’s ‘Parenting after Parting’ initiative to heighten lawyers’ awareness of positive co-parenting. He was one of the first lawyers to train as a family arbitrator and is qualified to arbitrate both financial disputes and children matters. As a mediator he is also qualified in the commercial model of mediation and direct child consultation.
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Resolution. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. FamilyArbitrator. The Law Society.
Author of numerous textbooks on financial provision for children, ADR and child maintenance. Sets the accreditation paper on children's finance, contributed to Resolution's matrimonial consent orders, the President's standardised orders and co-wrote Sweet and Maxwell's cohabitation law and precedents publication. James writes and lectures on a wide range of topics concerning conflict resolution and financial planning as it relates to family law.