The Role of Solicitors in Divorce: A Note of Caution

15 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2011

Date Written: November 4, 2011


Drawing on a research project in which 40 clients and their solicitors were followed throughout the divorce process, this research article examines certain aspects of the role that is now performed by solicitors. Noting that solicitors appear to have modified and developed their practice, possibly as a result of the emergence and promotion of mediation, this article raises questions about how the most recent developments will meet the needs of the divorcing public.

Keywords: divorce, mediation, financial disputes

Suggested Citation

Wright, Katherine, The Role of Solicitors in Divorce: A Note of Caution (November 4, 2011). Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 481-495, 2007, Available at SSRN:

Katherine Wright (Contact Author)

Sheffield Hallam University

City Campus, Pond Street
Sheffield, S1 1WB
United Kingdom

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