Other Professionals

Those participating in the collaborative law process may benefit not only from legal input but also from the expertise and assistance of professionals from other disciplines. Independent consultants may be jointly instructed to provide specialist advice. Such specialists may include the following:

Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs)
IFAs work with separating couples to develop options for settlement and to explore the effect of these options having regard to the investments which the parties hold. Two Collaboratively trained IFAs are instructed during the process. The "neutral" suggests potential options for dealing with investments and pensions. The "implementer" puts into effect the choices agreed.

Robert Cresswell, Gordian IFA, Leeds Office, 66a Boroughgate, Otley, Leeds, LS21 1AE

Robert CresswellRobert Cresswell

Tel: 0300 303 8222

Ralph Zoing, Marshall Zoing Ltd, 36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5PR

Ralph ZoingRalph Zoing

Tel: 01423 501401

Elaine Gwinnett, Forty One Consulting Ltd. The Coach House, 42 High St., Boston Spa, LS23 6EA

Elaine GwinnettElaine Gwinnett

Tel: 01937 541432

Forensic Accountants

Forensic accountants are usually asked to assist in establishing the value of the parties' business interests, calculating relevant and associated tax issues and consideration of their liquidity and ability to raise a capital sum

Raymond Davidson, Bartfields Chartered Accountants, Burley House, 12 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NF

Raymond DavidsonRaymond Davidson

Tel: 0113 244 9051