So, we have a newly elected Prime Minister.  Well, he’s certainly new but can we say that he’s elected.  Unless you are a member of the Conservative Party, then you didn’t get to choose.  Is that right?  Is that fair?  Yes, according to half our office who say that the rules were clearly laid out and followed, and after a leadership contest, the Conservative party members chose who they wanted. No say the other half – this job is too important to be chosen by such a small demographic.  I find myself agreeing with both.

In my job, what is justice or what is fair is often difficult to say.  When the law is strictly followed it can lead to unfair consequences.

If you are facing a separation and you want the outcome to be fair then you should consider not only the legal process but also dispute resolution options, such as collaborative law and mediation, which can often mean that you retain more control over the process and much more control over the outcome.

If you are facing a separation you may want to discuss your options first, before making any firm decisions and therefore feel free to give either Jo Scott or Sue McArthur a call on 0191 297 0011