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.

Caroline Keegan, Yorkshire Investment Group, 8 Lisbon Square, Leeds, LS1 4LY

Freephone: 0800 2987244

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

Robert Cresswell

Tel: 0300 303 8222

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

Elaine Gwinnett

Tel: 01937 541432