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Innovating Dispute Resolution: Collaborative Law Fundamentals

LawCPD Author: Clarissa Rayward
Clarissa Rayward
Director Brisbane Family Law Centre
1 CPD Point


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Collaborative practice is at the cutting edge of dispute resolution practice today, with an emphasis on problem-solving, negotiation and co-operation to settle disputes out of court.

Collaborative practice is increasingly being used to resolve legal disputes in diverse areas of law including family law, wills and estates, employment and commercial disputes.

This course will equip you with the fundamentals you need to understand collaborative practice and add new dimensions to the services you offer your clients.

The course will cover:

  • What collaborative practice is, and how it can benefit clients (and lawyers)
  • How to select suitable clients and engage them in the collaborative process
  • Who commonly comprises a collaborative team, and how these work
  • How the collaborative process works, and an overview of its key components

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 Date Published: November 2023

Meet the expert

LawCPD Author: Clarissa Rayward
Clarissa Rayward
Director Brisbane Family Law Centre

Clarissa Rayward is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’, specialising in helping couples work together to reach out-of-court resolutions to their relationship breakdown.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Very useful course - Loved the supportive material and downloads.
    Very useful course -Loved the supportive material and downloads. The additional downloads were very useful.
  2. 4.0/5
    Really good, but a little basic
    Great intro to collab law if you don't know much about it. Great downloads too.
  3. 4.0/5
    Good Course
    This course enhances the knowledge for settling disputes.
  4. 4.0/5
    Practical and informative
    The course was easy to follow and provided practical tools.
  5. 4.0/5
    Good course
    Course was well structured, with essential concepts being set out in a logical easy to understand sequence
  6. 5.0/5
    Well thought out & well executed
    Thorough treatment with excellent documentation and generous provision of precedents.
  7. 5.0/5
    Very useful.
    This has awakened an interest in checking out whether I can move to a collaborative practice for the rest of my working time. Very inspirational