Good Practice Guides, Guidance Notes and Handbooks

As part of Resolution's Code of Practice members are asked to use the Good Practice Guides as part of their day to day work. These represent Resolution's core values and are designed to offer knowledge and guidance to our members.

Good Practice Guides

Put together by our Standards Committee and regularly updated, these guides represent our commitment to best practice in key areas.



Guidance Notes

Cohabitation cases (updated December 2022)

Court bundles (updated February 2024)

Dealing with Financial Dispute Resolution Appointments (updated July 2019)

Disclosure in financial order cases (updated March 2021)

Documents following the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (updated September 2023)

Drafting documents (updated December 2022)

Female Genital Mutilation (2016)

Fertility cases (updated May 2022)

Funding options (October 2023)

Instructing experts in applications for a financial order (updated December 2023)

Instructing experts in proceedings involving children (updated July 2022)

Modern families (updated January 2023)

Preparing pre- and post-marital agreements (updated October 2023)

Referrals to contact centres (updated February 2024)

Religion and family law (updated March 2020)

Safeguarding children and young people (updated April 2022)

Service of documents (updated September 2023)

Surrogacy (updated May 2022)

Use of video and other technology (updated March 2020)

Working with the Bar in family cases (updated December 2022)


Handbooks and other useful guides

Collaborative Practice Handbook (Updated October 2022)

Guide to International Family Law (Updated January 2021)

Mediation Handbook (Updated September 2023)

Resolution Together Handbook (Updated March 2023)

Parenting Through Separation: Putting your Children First (Updated May 2021)