The Divorce Surgery is Shortlisted for the Legal Week Client Management Innovation Award!

The Divorce Surgery is Shortlisted for the Legal Week Client Management Innovation Award!

We are delighted to have been nominated for an award recognising our innovative and unique One Couple One Lawyer approach. The calibre of the rest of the shortlist shows the huge accomplishment this has been!

The Shortlist:

  •  Addleshaw Goddard

  • Gowling WLG

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Shoosmiths

  • The Divorce Surgery 

A third of separating couples now end up in court over their children

The Nuffield Foundation report highlights that a third of separating families now end up in Court over their children, not a tenth as previously believed. A quarter of the cases in Court have no serious safeguarding issues. The report finds that the Court process itself risks escalating conflict to a point where it is harmful. This is now viewed as a public health issue.

Early intervention is critical- by the time a couple is in Court it’s far too late. We are determined to offer couples a better way to reach fair outcomes together and without exacerbating conflict for their families.

Avoiding unnecessary court battles has far-reaching benefits for splitting couples

Christopher Hames QC writes in The Times urging family lawyers to promote more alternatives to adversarial litigation, and endorsing The Divorce Surgery’s approach. We are fortunate at The Divorce Surgery to be able to offer clients fixed fee expertise at the highest levels, include silks such as Mr Hames QC.

Getting divorced under 35?

Co-Founder of The Divorce Surgery, Samantha Woodham, writes today in Female First with some tips for young couples facing divorce. Social media can put undue pressure on young people to lead the ‘perfect’ life. But nobody’s life is perfect, and the healthiest response to an unhealthy relationship is to address what is wrong. If that means divorce, choose the divorce that is right for you, and leaves you most able to rebuild financially and emotionally on the other side.

The Divorce Surgery is invited to the Ministry of Justice to contribute to discussion on No Fault Divorce reform

Co-founders Harry and Samantha attended the MOJ last night to contribute their views on the Government’s no-fault divorce proposals. We support all proposals which reduce conflict for separating families, and the removal of the need to cast blame in the divorce process is a necessary first step. We look forward to receiving the Government’s response in due course.