Collaborative Law was launched in London by the President of the Family Division and across the jurisdiction on 22 November 2006. Collaborative family law is a new approach begun by family lawyers to manage the divorce process in a dignified manner. In this collaborative process the family lawyers and their clients agree in writing to reach settlement without court involvement. They agree to work together to resolve children and financial issues arising out of the separation. In addition, they may enlist other experts, such as child specialists, as part of the team. Utilising their skills in client representation, negotiation and problem-solving, collaborative family lawyers help their clients shape a fair agreement. For the full news story see January  Fam Law.