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Is an amicable divorce possible?

Family lawyers required to resolve issues constructively may have something to teach politicians in their Brexit negotiations, writes Simon Bruce

28 February 2017

‘Surely this divorce 
can be amicable,’ I said optimistically at a recent meeting devoted to the subject of Brexit and what happens next. 

I was influenced by Resolution’s recent code of practice requiring family lawyers to ‘resolve issues in a constructive way’, and to ensure this principle ‘is at the heart of everything that we do’. 

So I thought it might be interesting to look at some of the Brexit divorce issues highlighted by the chattering and non-chattering Euro classes, alongside the precepts of family lawyers who are meant to resolve issues constructively and amicably. 

Europaradox

The UK joined the common market, and didn’t like the structures around it. But although the UK is going to leave the common market it 
still wants the security those structures afford. 

Clients are complicated and often irrational. They’re not robots. They have the luxury ...

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