Why a Private FDR? 

Are you as part of your Divorce, heading for heading for an FDR hearing (Financial Dispute Resolution) in court but it is months away? 

Are you considering a private FDR? And do you need help to settle a case as soon as possible?

This service provides Private FDRs for those going through financial proceedings on Divorce, or where there are no proceedings but negotiations are at FDR stage.

Advantages of a private FDR with this service:-

  • No delay. You can book it right now.
  • Conducted by a former Judge.
  • When and where you want it. In person, by telephone or by video.
  • You don't have to go to court.
  • More time earmarked exclusively for your case. 
  • It is cost effective.
  • It is encouraged by the Courts.
  • More prospect of settlement. Settlement means closure.

This website is aimed at Solicitors instructing the service, for the Barristers they may instruct to attend the private FDR, as information for their clients and for anyone who wants to know more about private FDRs.

A direct access service for members of the public is not currently available at this time, but if you are interested in what you read here, please ask your legal team to consider this service and for them to contact me.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Orla O'Hagan

A former Judge of the civil and family court, now acting as a private FDR Judge.   

I understand the many different issues families face, generally and on  breakdown of the family unit. As a Judge, I held civil, family and private child law authorisations as well as sitting on the Financial Remedy Court (FRC)  so have direct experience of conducting FDRs  and determining these cases at final hearings