About Resolution

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Our members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.

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A trusted lawyer can play a big part in helping to sort out issues involving the care of the children, the home and the finances. Wherever you are there is a Resolution member near you, ready to help.

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Alternatives to court

You can download Separating together, our guide to managing separation and divorce, here.

The guide contains useful information on alternatives to court, and other ways to minimise conflict and reduce the impact of separation and divorce on children.

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Information on family law

Our online advice centre provides all the information you need about family law. A wealth of facts sheets and Frequently Asked Questions will help guide you.

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Media Centre

EU referendum result - statement from Resolution Chair

24 Jun 16

Speaking following the EU referendum result, Resolution Chair Nigel Shepherd said:"It’s too early to know the full implications for family la...

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Resolution looks forward to new mediation documentary

21 Jun 16

Tonight (21 June) sees the start of a three part BBC documentary, Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator, which goes behind the scenes of family mediation. Sp...

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Justice Select Committee urges divorce fee u-turn

20 Jun 16

The Justice Select Committee has today published the findings of its inquiry into recent rises in court fees.The report recommends that the governm...

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Code of practice

Our Code of Practice is the cornerstone of our work. It promotes an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement. Our Guides to Good Practice show how the Code should be applied in real situations.

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The voice of the family lawyer

If you're a family law professional, or help support people going through separation in some way, you can join the 6,500 other Resolution members who currently enjoy a wide range of benefits. Find out more

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Benefits of joining

Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, publications and good practice guides.

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