Non-Court Dispute Resolution

What is Non-Court Dispute Resolution?

Non-Court Dispute Resolution is a term used to refer to methods of resolving family disputes outside of Court. It is also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Dispute or Issue Resolution. It generally refers to more amicable approaches to resolving family issues or disputes. Those can include:

The term ‘non-court dispute resolution’ was introduced by changes to the Family Procedure Rules in April 2024. Those changes gave the Courts greater powers to adjourn or delay the Court process in order to ensure that individuals in Court proceedings are in Court as a last resort, having exhausted other more amicable approaches to resolving disputes.

Our approach

We are committed to offering you the right service and approach to give you the best opportunity of finding a solution to family issues or disputes.

We are committed to helping you amicably resolve issues wherever possible and our team is highly trained and experienced in a range of different approaches to NCDR in order to help do this. We regularly use and offer non-court dispute resolution to resolve a wide range of family disputes, including regarding children, finances and international issues, and child abduction whether you are based in England and Wales or overseas.

Some examples of NCDR, all of which we are able to either offer or work alongside include:

We recognise that every case is different and every client has different needs and aims. We will work with you to identify and use the right process for you and your family to resolve issues arising from separation.

Contacting us

Please get in touch using whatever method is easiest for you. You can use the form on our website, you can email us at or email the solicitor or mediator you would like to work with here directly using the email address on their profile. Alternatively, feel free to ring us on 020 7608 1227 and you will be able to speak with someone who can discuss how we can assist you.

Who We Are

Our Non-Court Dispute Resolution Team