Julie Stather appointed as a Recorder
We are pleased to announce that Julie Stather has been appointed as a Recorder. She will be sitting...
We have an expert team of experienced and qualified mediators and arbitrators, who undertake alternative dispute resolution, known as “ADR”, across all areas of civil and family law.
There are many types of ADR. Our service focuses on the three main types: mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.
Mediation is an informal, flexible and cost effective process which is entirely confidential and ‘without prejudice’. It has a high success rate. Where successful, it produces a settlement which both parties agree to rather than being imposed by a court, avoids the delays and emotional expense of litigation, removes the risks of litigation and it can help restore business and personal relationships that might otherwise be undermined by the tensions of litigation. It can be arranged, and concluded, quickly. Our service is convenient, flexible and economic.
There are many advantages to mediation:
Arbitration is an alternative to litigation and involves an independent third party, an arbitrator, who considers the case and makes a decision that is legally binding. The role of an arbitrator is similar to that of a judge, though the procedures can be less formal and the arbitrator will be an expert in that particular area of work. Uniquely, we also offer child focused arbitration with qualified arbitrators as well as barristers able to represent you during these proceedings.
There are many advantages to arbitration:
Our Early Neutral Evaluation service is an entirely non-binding process whereby a specialist barrister will be jointly instructed by the parties to consider the dispute and provide their opinion as to the most likely outcome were the case to be litigated. It is often used by parties to break a deadlock at any stage of proceedings, although it is more commonly used at a relatively early stage.
Our expert mediators have assisted numerous parties reach a mediated agreement across a broad spectrum of civil and commercial disputes, including:
Our team has the experience, empathy and understanding to help parties on the breakdown of a relationship come to an agreement on the best way to resolve the inevitable difficulties that arise, whether it is in respect of property and financial arrangements or in respect of the future arrangements for the parties’ children.
Our service focuses on:
All of our barristers offer Early Neutral Evaluations in their specialist practice areas.
Julie Stather discusses The Family Arbitration Scheme – The Future of Family Justice? in the latest edition of Lawyer Monthly - Oct 2022
Arbitration in Children Act matters handled through Chambers - Apr 2022
Top Silks Taryn J Lee QC and Kate Hughes QC join our Family Law Team as Associate Members - Feb 2022
Tips and Tricks we’ve learnt from Remote Recorded Hearings - May 2020
Resolve your disputes remotely and without relying on the Family Court during COVID-19 - Mar 2020
Abha Pandya and Scott Storey gave a whirlwind tour of LPAs and probate disputes at Downs Law - Feb 2020
Celebrate National Pro Bono week with 1COR’s arbitration team - Nov 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
1COR nominated for ‘Family Law Chamber of the Year: Regional Award’ at the Family Law Awards - Sep 2019
Re L (a child)  EWHC 867 (Fam) – a précis - May 2019
New for 2019: Who is Who in Sussex Family Justice - Apr 2019
Chambers sponsors new website for Sussex Family Justice Board - Apr 2019
An endorsement for arbitration from Mr Justice Moor in CM v CM - Mar 2019
1COR speak at the annual Thames Valley Family Lawyer’s Society Seminar - Mar 2019
Children Arbitration: A guide for solicitors - Mar 2019
Delighted to announce that Anita Mehta has been appointed a Deputy District Judge - Mar 2019
Julie Stather considers the future of arbitration in family proceedings on Family Law Week - Feb 2019
Summary of Resolution and Law Society Briefing on Practical Recommendations in the Circumstances of No Deal on EU Exit - Jan 2019
1COR took part in Mock Mediation for YRES last night - Sep 2018
1COR members demonstrate how Arbitration with Children can work at the Mock Arbitration - Jun 2018
Clare Ciborowska’s Commentary on an Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference in Singapore - Dec 2012
1COR Members and Clerk to act in YRes Mock Financial Remedy Arbitration - Feb 2018