family law reform

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.

Fairness for Families Manifesto

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.

Improve family justice

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.

Policy Briefing June 2019

As the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill completes its second reading, we look at all the policy developments in family law over the past three months.

No-fault divorce

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.

The Houses of Parliament

Campaigning for change

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.

Policy briefing September 2018

As we edge closer to securing no-fault divorce this policy briefing looks at developments in court modernisation, supporting vulnerable people and reform for cohabiting couples.

Mature woman with black eye is victim of domestic violence and abuse.

Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid issue joint call to Government to urgently ban cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts

Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid have issued a joint call to the government to urgently bring forward promised legislation banning the cross-examination of domestic abuse victims by alleged perpetrators in the family courts, ahead of a parliamentary debate on the progress in protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts today (Wednesday 18thJuly).

Resolution Conference 2018, Bristol

Time to end the divorce blame game

Hundreds of family lawyers are gathering to highlight the urgent need to introduce no-fault divorce. The call for change takes place at the annual conference of Resolution, the national family justice organisation.

Cohabitation Awareness Week 2017

From 27 November to 1 December 2017, Resolution members across the country took part in our Cohabitation Awareness Raising Week. The aim of the week was to raise awareness of the common-law marriage myth and to campaign for legal change to provide at least basic support for separating cohabitants.