'Collaborative Law is an alternative method of resolution of family disputes'.
The Association of Collaborative Practitioners (The ACP) is a limited liability company with members comprising Lawyers, Personal and Family Professionals (including psychotherapists,psychologists,counsellors and mediators) and Financial Specialists whose aim is to promote Collaborative Practice among those disciplines as an alternative means of dispute resolution in family separation/divorce and other areas.
The participants in the group have received training from leading proponents of the Collaborative model, including Pauline Tessler, one of the founders of the collaborative movement in the United States.
The aims of the ACP are:
- To promote Collaborative Practice as a mechanism for settling disputes
- To support practitioners by providing documentation and ethical guidelines for the practice of collaboration.
- To provide training and peer review structures for collaborative Practitioners.
Board of the ACP for 2015
- Joe Maguire Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gearoidin Charlton Vice Chair & Treas. email@example.com
- Christina Sauer-Dechant Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eoin O'Connor email@example.com
- Fiona Roche firstname.lastname@example.org
- Patricia Mallon email@example.com
- Colm Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
- Helen Coughlan email@example.com
- Mary O'Neill firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corry McMahon email@example.com
The ACP has various different sub-groups relating to the range of activities that it engages is, the details and contacts are:
- Ethics & Standards: Eoin O'Connor, Fiona Roche
- Practice Groups: Colm Murphy
- Interdisciplinary: Patricia Mallon, Corry McMahon
- Website: Helen Coughlan
- Training: Fiona Roche