Talking Works is an innovative dispute resolution service that offers routes to solutions through discussion. It can be used for family dispute resolution as well as for addressing various other types of dispute. A conflict is very individual to the people involved – your issues; your emotions; your priority of outcome. Offered by Prettys in Chelmsford and Ipswich, Talking Works is a process for matching you to a solution method best designed to deliver an outcome that you will consider a good outcome. This includes mediation services.
The choice of method factors in your budget for legal fees; what you feel able to do yourself with our direct support and whether the person you are in dispute with does not wish to use a solicitor.
The Talking Works approach uses mediation, collaborative discussion, round table and kitchen table work alongside the more traditional methods of correspondence and court.
Where appropriate other professionals such as accountants, tax experts, business advisors, IFAs and family counsellors will be involved to achieve the best possible outcome. Solutions reached through discussion can then be converted into a legal document to provide certainty and security.
Experience shows that talking matters through provides a greater chance of flexible and creative solutions compared with more traditional methods. It allows you to focus on resolving issues that are important to you but which may not be given the same priority in a court process.
Discussion provides better long-term outcomes because the parties have themselves been involved in finding the solution; it also helps preserve the best possible relationship in the future which can be important in the context of family, estates, business and neighbour disputes where a continued relationship is often necessary.
Cases that have successfully used this approach include:
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