Lynne Passmore is a member of Resolution and trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2007, when she helped establish ‘BrightPod’.
Lynne is committed to a non adversarial approach to family law. In her relationships with her clients she is practical, sympathetic and supportive. For those suffering the aftermath of a relationship breakdown Lynne offers the means of dealing with the issues in a dignified, open and honest way.
Acknowledging past issues and hurt whilst finding a way forward taking into account the impact on the entire family and putting the needs of any children first. Lynne’s aim is to encourage parties to reach an agreement which best suits the circumstances specific to them and which allows them to consider factors which a court would not necessarily take into account if a Judge were asked to determine the outcome.
Lynne’s overriding principle is to maintain open communication, particularly where a couple have children and will need to work together for the sake of those children for many years to come.
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.