In Collaborative Law, Litigate And You Lose

FOR most lawyers, the adversarial nature of the traditional legal process is drummed in at law school.

But for Victoria Smith’s students that concept is anathema.

She teaches collaborative practice – an approach that views litigation as evidence of failure – at Canada’s Osgood Hall Law School in Toronto.

The Australian’s Legal Affairs writer Chris Merritt talks with Victoria Smith while she was in Australia training with Queensland Collaborative Law.

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