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David Allison

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Family Law in Partnership Ltd

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Director, Family Law in Partnership

Position

David is a director at Family Law in Partnership and has specialised in family law for over 25 years. David's clients include business owners, entrepreneurs, bankers, other lawyers and their partners. The focus of David's practice is financial claims on divorce, particularly those with an international dimension, and the legal issues affecting cohabitants, same sex couples and civil partners. David settles the vast majority of his cases outside the court process but where cases have to go to court he is a determined and effective litigator. His goal is to achieve the best outcome for his client and to do so in a way that produces an efficient, fair and positive result. David is a trained mediator and has FMA senior mediator status. He is an experienced collaborative lawyer and is a Resolution collaborative specialist. David lectures, writes and broadcasts extensively on a wide range of family law matters including on issues affecting cohabitants and same sex couples.

Career

Joined Family Law in Partnership 1998, partner 2001.

Member

Member and former national chair Resolution; International Academy of Family Lawyers (chair of LGBT committee); former vice-chair of the Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association, International Section; UK & Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute.


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Family

Within: Leading individuals

David Allison - Family Law in Partnership Ltd

Within: Family

Family Law in Partnership Ltd  has an ‘excellent team of family lawyers who really try to seek solutions rather than litigating for litigation’s sake’. The ‘incredibly impressiveGillian Bishop  is a ‘very experienced family lawyer who is utterly dedicated to helping her clients through a divorce without destroying their family relationships’. David Allison  adopts a ‘really constructive and co-operative approach’ and James Pirrie  is a ‘fantastically persuasive advocate’. The ‘very ableBradley Williams  is a ‘star who is outcome focused; he stays calm under pressure and works tirelessly to achieve the right outcome’. Daniel Coombes  ‘makes it his business to know every detail in every one of his cases. He is extremely well prepared and meticulous’. The ‘brilliantElizabeth Fletcher  ‘really knows her stuff and looks after her clients exceptionally well’ and the ‘very pragmaticHelen Greenfield ‘rolls up her sleeves to get things done’. The ‘calm’ Pamela Collis  is praised for her ‘impeccable response times’.

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Family: mediation

Within: Leading individuals

David Allison - Family Law in Partnership Ltd

Within: Family: mediation

Family Law in Partnership Ltd has the ‘best set of mediators in London’. The legal services that this large team of family mediators provides is ‘first-class, measured, fair and comprehensive’. The team ‘combines an understanding of the legal issues with an awareness of the personal and emotional issues facing clients’. Dominic Raeside is ‘really strong’ on children’s issues. Raeside can ‘work magic - almost like pull a rabbit out of a hat and get terrific results’. He along with Ruth Smallacombe are ‘two of the best known mediators in London. They receive a very high level of referrals from central London firms and they can usually crack even the hardest of cases’. Gillian Bishop is ‘not only a fabulous lawyer but an intuitive and empathetic mediator. She works well with both parties in the room’. James Pirrie is praised for his ‘work on supporting children’ and the ‘outstandingDavid Allison  is ‘just superb for mediation’. Director Elizabeth Fletcher  provides ‘exemplary support to her clients during the mediation process’. The team offers all types of family mediation from sole to co-mediation through to child inclusive mediation. It offers mediation in relation to both domestic and cross-border family disputes including international child abduction, access and custody cases.

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