What does the term Resolution actually mean?

All solicitors in our Family Team are members of Resolution.  To be accepted as a member, solicitors must show a non-confrontational approach to family law which takes into account the needs of your whole family.  This is accredited by the Law Society as good practice.   The Resolution Code of Practice means that we always:-

  • Conduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way
  • Avoid use of inflammatory language both written and spoken
  • Retain professional objectivity and respect for everyone involved
  • Take into account the long term consequences of actions and communications as well as the short term implications
  • Encourage clients to put the best interests of the children first
  • Emphasise to clients the importance of being open and honest in all dealings
  • Make clients aware of the benefits of behaving in a civilised way
  • Keep financial and children issues separate
  • Ensure that consideration is given to balancing the benefits of any steps against the likely costs — financial or emotional
  • Inform clients of the options e.g. counselling, family therapy, round table negotiations, mediation, collaborative law and court proceedings
  • Abide by the Resolution Guides to Good Practice

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