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We bring together a selection of digital resources and learning materials that can be accessed to learn at home.
This guidance for Family and County Court Judges through the COVID-19 pandemic was issued by the Judiciary of England and Wales on 23 March 2020.
As with most areas of contentious law, having to instruct a criminal or family lawyer is seldom a happy process for the client. Unfortunately, the nature of relationship breakdown means that all too often family proceedings result in the need for criminal advice.
The president of the family division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued the following guidance which should be followed with immediate effect by all levels of the Family Court and in the High Court Family Division.
Family courts in England and Wales are increasingly dealing with international family law cases – much more so than even just a few years ago – indeed there is every likelihood that Brexit will increase the amount of litigation in England and Wales.
Adele Ballantyne, Director of Eleda Consultancy and Marcie Shaoul Director of Rolling Stone Coaching have come together to talk about how to effectively build online relationships with clients.
As part of Resolution's Code of Practice members are asked to use the Good Practice Guides as part of their day to day work. These represent Resolution's core value and are designed to offer knowledge and guidance to our members.
The Pension Advisory Group won the John Cornwell award for its ground-breaking guide to what is often the second-largest and most-misunderstood asset on divorce. The Group has now published a version for the lay reader.
The Review's Case Law updates by David Burrows (March 2021)
Re Z concerned legal costs funding orders in relation to Schedule 1 and section 8 proceedings, interim financial provision, and a broad-brush approach to assessment in big money claims.
The journey to partnership is not easy or quick, but there are ways to prepare and a mindset to cultivate.
There are many reasons why solicitor advocacy could be a good career move, and some key ways to prepare…
FS v JS and RS  hit the headlines as an adult child sought financial support from the parents. It involved some interesting points on the limits of Schedule 1, inherent jurisdiction, and reading down/against the grain.
Two recent cases highlight the procedural difficulties and the court’s case management powers
The courts have a number of powers to enforce compliance with child arrangement orders but each needs to be carefully considered in the circumstances of the case.
C v D addresses the procedural issues and troubling assumptions made by the trial judge in F v H, but we will have to wait for a separate (conjoined) Court of Appeal decision to see if family law is going to catch up with criminal law in harm cases.
Immigration issues have, obviously, changed with the UK’s exit from the EU. And things haven’t got simpler.
In Re B (A child) (Unnecessary private law applications) HHJ Wildblood reminded us that DR options should almost always be considered before litigation.
“Self-funding, rejection letters, fruitless interviews, or to be ignored altogether. All character-building experiences, apparently…”
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.
Family: the word means something to us all, both professionally and personally. For now though, can we all put aside the ‘lawyer’ in ‘family lawyer’ and reflect just on the ‘family’.
Each month, Resolution pulls together all the latest news for legal aid practitioners. This is the February 2021 edition.
When I was asked to write this, I was told “the more personal it is, the better”, which put me off putting pen to paper. My experience of being a Black LGBT+ person growing up in the UK in the 90s is deeply personal and bite-sized versions of a formative human experience made me worried about being misquoted, misunderstood and judged.
Understanding your own experience, or indeed the experience of others, is an ongoing process. So, this will be a “where I am right now at my current state of evolution and understanding”.
When I was first approached to write this article to celebrate LGBT History Month, I panicked.
Here you can find Resolution's collection of Good Practice Guides designed to advise our members of good practice when carrying out their work.
Representing lesbian mothers in 1980s Britain meant challenging rampant homophobia. It's a history that should not be forgotten.
To mark LGBT History Month, Resolution is sharing personal stories from members about their life in family law.