Resolution Awards Shortlist 2021

Celebrating our champions of family justice

Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the final day of the upcoming Family Practice Conference (19-22 October). Tickets to the event include access to an exclusive streamed event “In conversation with Lady Hale” on 8 October.  

The Resolution Awards Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the three new Resolution award categories is out. In addition to the prestigious John Cornwall Award, which has been running for 8 years, we have added three new categories: The Resilience Award, Working in Collaboration Award and YRes Rising Star Award.

The shortlisted entries are:


The YRes Rising Star Award 

For the YRes member who has demonstrated their potential as a future leader in family justice.

  • Emma Doughty (Harrogate Family Law)
  • Henry Dawson (Charles Russell Speechlys)
  • Marjana Uddin (Taylor Rose)
  • Shanika Varga (Stowe Family Law)

The Resilience Award 

For going above and beyond to support staff and clients through the challenges of the pandemic.

  • Annmarie Carvalho (Carvalho Consultancy)
  • Fiona Lyon (Anthony Gold)
  • Gilva Tisshaw (Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors)
  • Laura Clapton (Consilia Legal)

The Working in Collaboration Award 

Recognising members who have made a difference to families by working together with other professionals, sharing expertise in innovative ways to help clients achieve the best solutions. 

  • Adele Ballantyne (Aleda Consultancy)
  • Annmarie Carvalho (Carvalho Consultancy)
  • Peter Burgess (Burgess Mee Family Law)
  • Sussex Family Solutions (group entry)

The winner of the John Cornwell Award, foran individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of family justice will be announced during the ceremony 


With so many high-quality, well-argued and convincing entries, the judges had an extremely difficult job whittling down the nominees to a shortlistWe engaged in thoughtful and intense discussions about the qualities of the entries which reflected the broad and multi-faceted role of the family professional in today’s world. Juliet Harvey, National Chair of Resolution