As family law practitioners it is not lost on us that we tend to focus more on marriage breakdown and how people get divorced, as opposed to what the valid requirements are for a legal marriage.
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Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers, mediators and other family justice professionals, committed to a non-adversarial approach to family law and the resolution of family disputes.
Resolution members abide by a Code of Practice which emphasises a constructive and collaborative approach to family problems and encourages solutions that take into account the needs of the whole family, particularly the best interests of any children.
We also campaign for better laws and better support and facilities for families and children undergoing family change.
The Family Justice Board has set out its priorities for the next two years, aiming to address the long-term challenges faced across the system. But immediate concerns may intervene…
Draft changes to the Family Procedure Rules arising from planned implementation of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020.
Resolution’s response to the Family Procedure Rule Committee.
MP's will shortly be voting on the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which will finally introduce no-fault divorce into law.
With Covid-19 shifting cases overnight to digital-only, there is an urgent need to consider transparency issues, as well as ensuring our clients are not being left behind in the new processes.
In this article from The Review Edward Cooke analyses the activity of the private children law working group put together by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane.
Ahead of the 2019 General Election, Resolution launched our Fairness for Families manifesto. This was part of our ongoing work to support members to persuade Parliamentarians from all parties to support family law reform.
Lady Hale’s speech on “What is a 21st century family” is a must read for any family practitioner. It provides a thorough summary of how the law has treated the concept of a “family” over the past 50 years and, by doing so, points forward to how it may develop. In this article for The Review Bethan Carr breaks down Lady Hale's speech.
The Family Law Reform Group is made up of National Committee members to monitor and oversee out campaigning and policy priorities.
Resolution campaigns on behalf of our members and their clients for improvements to the family justice system. Our committees work together to set best practice and influence the direction of family law and justice to better serve the families we work with.
This is a recording of the Family Justice Question Time from Resolution's National Conference in Manchester on 6th April 2019.
With the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill currently making its way through Parliament, there are plenty of ways you can join our call for no fault divorce. Keep checking back here for more information.
Resolution is often asked to respond to government consultations on issues relating to family law in England and Wales.
Resolution believes the laws surrounding divorce should be changed, to allow couples to separate without having to apportion blame on a legal document, and without having to wait at least two years before they can divorce.
Each year, Resolution campaigns on a policy issue that is close to the heart of our membership of family justice professionals. This year we are putting the Code of Practice at the heart of Good Divorce Week 2020.
Resolution's National Chair, Margaret Heathcote, talks to Rebecca Bailey-Harris, as part of LexisNexis's Family Law Insights series.
Resolution works to raise awareness of family law issues and the benefits of constructive and non-confrontational approaches to family disputes. All our policy and campaigns work is informed by the experiences of our members - family law practitioners - and their clients, and is driven by a network of member-led committees.