Russian dolls in suits

Conflict and the Family Business

Many of us will have close families, siblings, parents whom we see fairly regularly. Some of us will also run our own businesses.  Some of us combine the two and work with our families as part of the running of a family business. In these circumstances, the interdependence of family structure can be found weaving[…]

Seven things to consider

Seven things to consider if you are thinking about divorce

7 things to consider if you are thinking about divorce  There is no such thing as an easy, pain free divorce.  Let’s face it – it would be a strange world indeed if we were to get married to someone thinking ‘one day I’ll divorce this person….’ So the majority of people are not really prepared at[…]

New beginnings

New Year – New Start

We’re only just getting over Christmas and already there are demands on us…. What are our New Year’s Resolutions going to be? To get fitter, thinner, fatter….Eat less, do less…Do more… Give up …give in…just give? Get up and go? Read more…read less…write more..? Spend more time…save more time…make more time…  Join a club.. Do[…]

Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

Fairness after Divorce. Financial support – yes or no? Separating is one thing. Financially separating is quite another. One of the questions you will both need to look at during your discussions when divorcing is whether you can be independent of each other financially. A ‘clean break’ is the aim wherever possible; in fact it[…]

Do outcomes matter?

Do outcomes matter?

It’s not the number, it’s how I feel about the number… What does that actually mean? Surely the number is the most important thing? How much will I stand to lose? How much will I gain? How much will I need to pay? How much will I need to live on? And so on…. So[…]

How do you measure success in mediation?

How do you measure success in mediation?

Sounds an easy enough question at first glance, doesn’t it? Surely it’s about finding a solution. An end point. An outcome. But when you take some time to really think about it , the question itself raises almost as many questions as answers. Fundamentally, it is really about how we, as human beings measure success.[…]