Negotiating an agreement to avoid court costs

Melanie represented the Applicant and 1st Respondent in private law adoption proceedings. The application was initially contested and set down for a two-day final hearing.

Ultimately, the opposition to the application was withdrawn. By working effectively together with her clients and the other parties, Melanie was able to help them to achieve an agreed Consent Order and the matter was concluded by agreement, avoiding the costs associated with a hearing.