Taylor Bracewell

Taylor Bracewell, one of the few firms based in South Yorkshire, has formed a new alliance with Dovetail Solutions.

Taylor Bracewell’s Alison Straw is a specialist collaborative family lawyer with 22 years of experience and has pioneered the collaborative way of working in Doncaster and the surrounding areas. One of the first solicitors in South Yorkshire (Taylor Bracewell have offices in both Sheffield and Doncaster) to champion the approach, she sits as the chief liaison officer for Doncaster/Rotherham collaborative lawyers and chairs South Yorkshire Resolution; a group of lawyers dedicated to ensuring that the stress of family break-ups is reduced by legal advice, not made worse.

Alison said: “If you find yourself facing divorce or separation you will need expert legal advice to protect you and your family. If at the same time you want to maintain a dignified relationship with your partner, not only for the sake of your children but also for your own sanity and well-being, then the Collaborative approach might be best for you. This means that you, your partner and your Collaborative lawyers sit around the table and find solutions without going to court – a way forward growing more and more popular with separating couples.”

Alison is highly capable and knowledgeable with a calm, fair and sensitive approach. Alison will work with Dovetail referrals, enabling her to collaborate with other family lawyers to achieve the best possible outcomes for families. Alison has successfully completed many collaborative cases involving high value business assets, pension sharing, property and children. She is passionate about the long-term benefits that the collaborative process can bring.

Alison is no stranger to the clear pricing package that Dovetail has to offer. Taylor Bracewell were the first family law team in South Yorkshire to start offering their clients clear and transparent information on fees. For close to a year now, Alison has been tailoring fixed fee packages suited to each individual’s needs, well ahead of guidance released only a few weeks ago, which other firms have only recently started to take on board.