Resolution’s Committees are recruiting

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Resolution’s success is the result of work and time provided by members for members. Your contribution is vital to the work of Resolution and has a direct impact on the professional lives of your colleagues, peers and the families you work with. Committee work can be demanding, complex, productive, enjoyable and rewarding.

Becoming a member of Resolution committee is a rewarding way to share your knowledge, expertise and talent with Resolution’s members. Four committees are currently recruiting.

On average, committees meet five to six times each year, generally in London (with the option to join by phone or video). Preparation before meetings is usually required, as is some work to complete tasks between meetings.

Our committees aim to recruit from across Resolution’s membership and are keen to hear from members of all backgrounds and professions.

To put yourself forward for any of these opportunities, just send your CV along with a covering email explaining more about your expertise, why you’re interested in joining the committee, and what you can bring to the committee to denise.sullivan@resolution.org.uk by 15 September 2019.

Litigants in Person (LiPs) Working Party

The LiPs Working Party was formed to provide information and resources to Resolution members, clients and LiPs. The group recently published a range of resources, including practitioner advice for working with LiPs. To continue developing their work they would like to recruit up to four new members with an interest in supporting this work. Barristers with experience of direct access work would be particularly helpful to the committee.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works to make sure Resolution has a thriving membership base that benefits fully from their Resolution membership. They recently led the work to welcome barristers, mediators and accredited financial advisors as full members of Resolution. They are looking for new committee members from across all professional backgrounds and would particularly like to hear from barristers, therapeutic professionals, finance professionals, legal executives, paralegals, solicitors, and DR specialists.

Standards Committee

Working to ensure the Code of Practice is at the heart of everything we do, the Standards Committee develops Resolution’s Good Practice Guides and Practice Notes. Now barristers, mediators and accredited financial advisors are full members of Resolution, the committee is keen to reflect this change in its own membership. If you’re a barrister, mediator or financial advisor and you’re passionate about helping members put Resolution’s Code of Practice at the heart of their work, the committee would like to hear from you.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee

The recently formed EDI committee has already completed its first task – a survey of Resolution members to monitor the diversity of our membership. Their focus will now turn to identifying areas where Resolution lacks diversity and developing an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.

This is a new committee, so they are recruiting up to 10 members. They would like to ensure the experiences of Resolution members from all backgrounds are represented. The committee is especially keen to hear from members with an understanding of the equality and diversity challenges faced by companies, firms or organisations.

Legal Aid Committee

The Legal Aid Committee is recruiting for keen and engaged committee members who are able to become fully involved in a lively and productive committee that works to provide information, training, publications and resources for members. They also work with National Committee to influence policy and respond to government consultations.

The committee is particularly keen to have applications from members who practise private family law and would welcome greater representation from South West and Midlands areas. The committee meets between five and seven times a year, generally in London with options to join by video or telephone conference.

Cohabitation Committee

The cohabitation committee is recruiting for a keen an engaged member who is able to get involved with a lively and productive committee covering all areas of cohabitation law, policy and practice. The committee has recently published Cohabitation Claims second edition and is responsible for the publication and upkeep of Resolution’s Cohabitation Agreements and Good Practice Guidance. The Cohabitation Committee would especially welcome greater representation from YRes members.

To apply for any of the vacancies send your CV and a covering email to denise.sullivan@resolution.org.uk. Your email should outline your expertise, what you can bring to the committee and why you want to join. Please send your application by 15 September 2019.