Resolution Awards 2023: A Night of a Thousand Stars

Some 200 Resolution members and family justice professionals came together on Wednesday 13 September to raise a toast to Resolution’s 40th anniversary and celebrate the champions of family justice 2023.

Joshua Rozenberg, Britain’s best known legal commentator, was on hand to host and present the awards at Church House, Westminster, celebrating the very best talent, innovation and pioneering practice from the wide spectrum of family justice professionals that makes up Resolution’s broadchurch membership.

With ten categories, including five new awards, this year’s celebration reflected the breadth of contributions Resolution members make, and the diversity of the community.

John Cornwell Award

Resolution’s award for outstanding achievement, the John Cornwell Award, was presented to David Emmerson OBE, celebrating his commitment to Resolution’s values, including hard-work, innovation and an unrivalled dedication to Resolution whilst raising the profile of the family justice profession.

Members’ Choice Award

New for this year, the Members’ Choice Award, as voted for by Resolution members, was awarded to Graeme Fraser. Through thought leadership, committee work, training Members, and being a media spokesman, Graeme has trailblazed cohabitation practice and policy and the campaign for cohabitation law reform in England and Wales.

YRes Rising Star Award

The YRes Rising Star Award – sponsored by Coram Chambers – which recognises members with fewer than 10 years PQE who have demonstrated potential as a future leader in family justice, was won by Leanne Instrall of Brabners.

Leanne has demonstrated her potential as a future leader of family justice, and our judges said she was “a role model beyond her years of practice.”

View the winners of the Resolution Awards 2023