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Welcome to our first weekly note! Every Friday we’ll publish a short round-up of what the FLP team have been up to this week. This week we spent a rewarding afternoon as a firm delivering and discussing our business plan. Two teams were assigned goals to see how they could be delivered. It’s been great having all the team involved in the planning process. Now for signing off and implementation.
Here’s what else the team have been up to individually this week:
Alan: Many letters of instruction out to experts this week: two pension sharing valuations; tax analysis for a married couple using the collaborative law model; and a surveyor to work out the value of a disputed property before major enhancements were carried out.
Linda: Preparing written submissions for a contested hearing next week; new client considering the options for an amicable way ahead; advising on the welfare of children; attending as the in-court mediator and assisting some party litigants; pinning to my ‘Thinking about the children on separation’Pinterest page.
Robert: Meeting new clients this week; One a new matter so we looked long and hard at the options before honing in on it being a potential collaborative case. Another was in full swing but in needed of a complete change of direction/approach oh and explaining to the client what Section 25 was!
Lisa: A busy week which involved meeting with 3 new clients all with different needs: helping a couple to agree arrangements for their children at half term and Christmas: writing an article on the rights of cohabitees: reviewing a Post-Nuptial Agreement drafted within the Collaborative model: finalising a client’s Form E Financial Statement: attending the East Sussex Resolution AGM: attending a seminar on freezing assets in family proceedings and intractable disputes regarding children.
Chris: A lot of research this week including looking for case law regarding the change of a child’s GP, attending the Management Stage 1 Course, attending the East Sussex Resolution AGM and going to a seminar on intractable disputes regarding children and freezing assets in family proceedings.
Miriam: Another busy week of assisting clients with day-to-day enquiries and most notably ensuring court papers were served on a party within proceedings who resides in Thailand with a very limited time-frame set by Directions.
Mark: Meeting with our accountants for the quarterly end….and being nominated by the rest of the team to grow a ‘tache for Movember!
As for myself, I have been doing my usual mix of updating Court bundles in preparation for hearings, welcoming new and old clients into the office and, most importantly of all, organising the team’s social calendar for the upcoming festive period!
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Until next week!