This option usually takes place within the litigation process and can take place at any time, with each lawyer obtaining information and instructions from their client. Although the lawyers and parties may meet together to attempt to resolve matters, the possibility of a court application is often still in the background. Meetings take place between the lawyers and the parties (4-way meeting) although the parties may reach a settlement, this process may not be as efficient or as amicable as other options. Ms. Bharadia has successfully used this approach on numerous files if the parties are not using the collaborative law process or where the other party is not a trained in the collaborative process. She can also be retained by litigation lawyers as settlement counsel to assist with resolving a portion of their litigation files.