Anna Glenton works for Edward Harte in Brighton. She qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has specialised in family law ever since. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist as well as being on the Law Society’s Family Panel. She has an MA in Socio-Legal Studies (Children) which has given her some understanding of child psychology and of the sociological issues underlying the legal process.
Anna became a collaborative lawyer early in 2011. She is married with children, comes from Kent, and has practised law in the East Midlands and North Yorkshire before moving to Sussex.
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.