Shortlist announced for Resolution’s Awards 2024

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The Resolution Awards encompass all areas of distinction throughout the family justice profession, and celebrates talent, innovation and success across the broadchurch of sectors that Resolution represents.

With 10 categories – including a new award, The Access to Justice Champion, celebrating members who have committed their expertise to give the most vulnerable individuals access to justice in family law – this year’s awards reflects the breadth of contributions Resolution members make, and the diversity of the community.

Joshua Rozenberg, Britain’s best known legal commentator, will once again host the awards, which will be held at Church House, London, on Thursday 19 September 2024.

This year’s finalists were selected by an expert judging panel from across the sector, who deliberated on the many outstanding entries submitted.

In addition to the nine judged categories listed below, Resolution’s award for outstanding achievement, the John Cornwell Award will be presented on the night.

Grant Cameron, Chair, Resolution, says: “I would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists for their outstanding contributions to the family justice sector. Our awards reflect the breadth of contributions our members make, and the diversity of our community. Every entry demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our Code of Practice. It was also pleasing to see just how many of you put Resolution and our Code front and centre of everything you do and how you work tirelessly to uphold and champion what we stand for.

“We must do more to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations that promote the highest standards in our profession. The awards are our chance to do just that and to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference to the family justice landscape.”

Our Finalists

Access to Justice Champion
Dr Naheed Ghauri
Fiona Lyon, Anthony Gold
Elspeth Thomson, David Gray LLP
Children’s Champion
sponsored by Harcourt Family Law
Edward Cooke, Edward Cooke Family Law
Maud Davis, Bindmans
Dr Angharad Rudkin
Community Champion
sponsored by AlphaBiolabs
Jenny Beck KC with FLANC (Family Law Advice for the Neurodivergent Community)
Nathalie El-Korashy, Quality Solicitors, Harris Waters
Louisa Whitney, LKW Family Mediation
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Jenny Beck KC with FLANC (Family Law Advice for the Neurodivergent Community)
Yanoulla Kakoulli, Judge & Priestley
Abigail Pearse, Mills and Reeve
Innovation Champion
Jenny Beck KC with FLANC (Family Law Advice for the Neurodivergent Community)
Stuart Hanson, Direct Mediation Services
Emily Roskilly, Roskilly & Mills
Regional Champion
Oluwapelumi Amanda Adeola, BHP Law (Tees Valley)
Neil Davies, Paris Smith (Hampshire)
Verity Eunson-Hickey, Tisshaws (West Sussex)
Joanne Radcliff, Hill Dickinson (Manchester)

Rising Star Award sponsored by William James Recruitment

Rebecca Christie, Fladgate
Polly Dallyn, Family Law Partners
Natasha Khalique, Exchange Chambers
Victoria Maxwell, Edward Cooke Family Law
Rosa Schofield, The International Family Law Group

Wellbeing Champion sponsored by Coram Chambers

Annmarie Carvalho, The Carvalho Consultancy
Marc Etherington, Rayden Solicitors
Ben Parry-Smith, Payne Hicks Beach

Working in Collaboration Award
Richard Adams, Tisshaws
Rhiannon Ford, Rhiannon Ford Divorce Consultancy
Claire Macklin, Claire Macklin Coaching
Trethowans Family Team, (Laura Bell, Grant Cameron, Kimberley Davies, Andrew Mercer, Amy Trench, Emma Wilders-Pratt)

Tickets for the Awards Gala Dinner, including hospitality tables, are available to book now. Don’t miss your chance to join the biggest names from across the profession for this special evening, as we celebrate the outstanding contributions of Resolution’s members.