Covid-19: Advice and support for family law professionals

This page brings together the advice and support available to family law professions amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Resolution members

Our COVID-19 & The Family Court survey is open and allows us to co-ordinate constructive feedback to the government about how measures are working on the ground. Please complete and share the survey with colleagues.

Let us know how we can support you and your firm through Coronavirus. Let us have your suggestions, whatever they may be, by completing this online form.

A joint article from Resolution’s chair and chief executive outlines how the organisation is determined to serve members during a time of crisis. It follows their message to our community when the outbreak first reached the UK.

Remote technologies will become commonplace tools for the duration of the outbreak. Angela Lake-Carroll has prepared a guidance note to provide some useful hints and tips about the use of remote technologies.

Resolution’s 2020 National Conference has been cancelled. We will share much of the material via Learn.Resolution over the coming months and we hope to host a slimmed down one day conference at the end of this year. We’ll be contacting delegates about refunds shortly.

Financial and emotional support

The Business Support campaign for Covid-19 has been launched. Find out what financial support you can get for your business here.

LawCare is a charity which gives emotional support and wellbeing advice to law professionals. They are available by phone on 0800 279 6888, with more information available on their website.

SBA – The Solicitors’s Charity is an organisation that offers financial aid for solicitors in difficult situations. You can find more information on their website.

Advice from other organisations

The Solicitors Regulation Authority have published their guidance and approach to compliance during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) have agreed a number of temporary regulatory amendments in light of the need to minimise proximity with others. These can be read here in full.