"There is no ignoring the emotional aspect of the work we do as family lawyers, even if our role is quite different from that of therapists and counsellors. Key counselling skills can be employed by family lawyers to ensure we are working with clients in a way that meets their emotional needs and promotes the best outcome for each specific client."
Writing for Resolution's monthly newsletter, associate Evie Smyth explores the crossover between counselling and family law. She discusses a few of the key takeaways from counselling which family lawyers can draw from when advising clients, but highlights the importance of managing clients' expectations about what will and what won't be relevant to the legal outcome.
The full article is available to read to Resolution members.
Evie Smyth is an associate in the family team. She regularly advises on all areas of family law including divorce and separation, financial settlements, child arrangements, cohabitation and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.