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Collaborative Law Gemma Hope has become a Collaborative Family Lawyer. Collaborative law is a legal process that helps couples who have decided to split up to work with their lawyers in order to avoid the courtroom and achieve a settlement that best meets the needs of both parties and their children without the threat of contested litigation. See page 50 for more. Staff Conference In October all 200 staff from all of our six offices met for our annual staff conference at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Guest speaker this year was Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew who provided an inspirational speech. The focus of this year’s conference was team work and client service. This was the first time that all the staff had been together and it was a great event for everyone to meet colleagues from other offices. Video We have recently produced a video about the firm which is available to view on our website. The film covers the history of the firm including Wynne Baxter’s involvement with Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man. The short film also explains what we do for the communities we serve and our association with Sussex sports. Well worth a look if you can spare a few minutes, visit and please let us know what you think. Answers to crossword T A S T E S E E I N O B D U A Q U C K I O B L A A Y D E U N B S E L N N D A U N R I T E D E O U S I H T A K M E D I S N D P L E L L N E V P I C I T U M R T S S I L E I B S S M E S B N I E T B E B R 5 E A P O A S R C E T H H I E R