The CLP procedure (Collaborative Law and Practice) is a voluntary, out-of-court form of conflict resolution with the aim of reaching an agreement between the parties to the conflict that is in their own interests and on their own responsibility.
CLP is a exclusively out-of-court proceedings. The procedural structure is based on the process of a mediation procedure and mediative elements are used within the framework of the procedure.
The parties to the dispute are advised and represented throughout by their own CLP lawyers, who represent their own clients exclusively in the CLP proceedings.
At the end of the CLP procedure, a joint and legally binding agreement should be reached and a balanced and fair result achieved in full knowledge of the legal situation. Ideally, a consensus and not just a compromise is reached in the CLP procedure.