Profile submitted by James Pirrie
James is a director at Family Law in Partnership. He specialises in complex financial issues arising from divorce and separation and is an expert in the law as it relates to child maintenance and international relocation. James specialises in non-adversarial and cost effective approaches to divorce including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Notwithstanding this, some cases require court involvement and James has a strong track record of helping clients to achieve excellent outcomes. James is an experienced collaborative lawyer and led Resolution’s ‘Parenting after Parting’ initiative to raise awareness of the importance of positive co-parenting. James was one of the first lawyers to qualify as a family arbitrator (financial & property and children issues) and he has conducted numerous family arbitrations. As a mediator he is also qualified in the commercial model of mediation and in direct child consultation.
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (first non-US board member). Resolution. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. FamilyArbitrator. Law Society.
Winner of the John Cornwell Award 2014 (Outstanding Contribution to Family Law).
James has the Financial Planning Certificate and G10 qualifications of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Author of numerous textbooks on financial provision for children, ADR and The Child Support Agency. Sets the accreditation paper on children’s finance, contributed to Resolution’s matrimonial consent orders, the President's standardised orders and co-wrote Sweet and Maxwell’s cohabitation law and precedents publication. He writes and lectures on a wide range of topics concerning conflict resolution and financial planning as it relates to family law.