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The Review Issue 212

With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review but help is at hand. For every issue we will be publishing the articles here in the Knowledge and Resources section of our website as well as the pdf of the printed version.

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The use of intermediaries in the Family Court

This year I was lucky enough to be able to attend my very first Resolution National Conference. As a new associate member and in the current online climate, I was very much keeping an open mind in relation to what to expect. I have to say that with each presentation the experience became more and more enjoyable; a very insightful week indeed.

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Conduct: Who’s to blame and who pays?

The scheduling of “Conduct: Who’s to blame and who pays?” was timely, as attendees at the previous day’s Finance Update had overwhelmingly voted the “costs cases” of 2020 and 2021 as the most important judgments of the previous 12 months.

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Thwaite to the rescue?

The rarely used Thwaite jurisdiction offers an important alternative to Barder where a client seeks adjustment of a financial remedy order because subsequent events - such as the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic - render the original order unfair.

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Brave enough to be it?

With stress and wellbeing issues reaching frightening levels in the profession, we must acknowledge our fears and vulnerability if we are to make crucial and lasting changes.

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New standards for Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings - Resolution’s response to the Family Mediation Standards Board

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.

Our current records indicate that 684 of our members are mediators with 285 of those offering legal aid family mediation services.

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Proposal for reform: Increasing selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation - Resolution’s response to the Ministry of Justice

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.

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Civil Legal Aid: Consultation on the proposed transfer of the assessment of all civil legal aid bills of costs to the Legal Aid Agency

Resolution’s response to the Ministry of Justice

Resolution is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other family justice professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for better laws and better support for families and children undergoing family change.

Over 1,500 of our members currently offer family, children and/or family mediation legal aid services.

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The Review Issue 211

With the outbreak of Covid-19 many of you will not be at your offices to receive your printed copy of The Review but help is at hand. For every issue we will be publishing the articles here in the Knowledge and Resources section of our website as well as the pdf of the printed version.

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