Here you can find Resolution's collection of Good Practice Guides designed to advise our members of good practice when carrying out their work.
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It goes without saying we all want to practice law and dispute resolution in a non-discriminatory and culturally sensitive way. Beliefs, values and institutions are often specific to ethnic, racial and religious groups. Being culturally competent is part of our professionalism. Without this awareness we are amateurs and risk being ineffective in meeting the needs of our clients and securing the solutions that are required long term.
The aim of this Guidance Note is to explore different values and practices, and in doing so, to help you improve the experience of your clients in whatever process you practice, in respect of their faith, culture and belief.
The family is not just heteronormative (straight couples) and likely never was. The existence of alternative families is more mainstream and accounts for more than 5% of the population and there will be locations in the UK e.g. Brighton, Manchester and London where that percentage is much higher. This Guidance Note is a resource for members to help increase the understanding of these issues.
In this article for The Review Gemma Hope reports back on the "Using words well: how we can find solutions through language" workshop from the DR Conference 2019
The introduction, development and evolution of new methods of resolving family disputes for changing families means there is a need for us all to look at how we communicate as members of Resolution; with our clients, with other members, with our clients’ former partners if they are not represented by a lawyer, with other members of our clients’ families, with other non-member lawyers, barristers, judges, mediators and arbitrators and more widely within the family justice system.
Rein Sikveland presented the following talk as part of one of our Code in Practice events in September 2019.
James Knight, founder of iMA, and two members of Resolution talk about how better understanding a client's communication style or comfort zone can help you in your work as a family practitioner.