SPRATT Endicott Solicitors, which has offices in Bicester and Banbury, has strengthened its reputation with the qualification of Gemma Davison as a fully accredited resolution collaborative law specialist.

Collaborative law is a specialist area that focuses on fostering a more open-minded and amicable approach to proceedings following a relationship breakdown.

It involves former partners meeting alongside individually appointed collaboratively trained lawyers who will be by their side, offering support throughout the process.

Of the new qualification, Ms Davison said: “The collaborative approach is an excellent alternative to the usual process of appointing a lawyer to act on your behalf.

"It helps to ensure couples reach agreements that are fair and reasonable – not just for the individuals involved, but the whole family, while also avoiding the need to undertake court proceedings.”

Resolution, which awarded Gemma’s qualification, is an organisation of several thousand family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law.

As part of the process Ms Davison had to undertake an intensive course, with ongoing assessment throughout.

Prior to her new accreditation, which denotes her specialism in collaborative law Ms Davison was already an expert member that has status with Resolution.

Ms Davison has practised family law since 2009 and joined Spratt Endicott as an Associate in February 2016, having previously worked in Banbury and Oxford. She is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 UK 2017.