In adhering to the Resolution protocol, we aim to guide our
clients through the difficult processes involved in the breakdown
of family relationships, as quickly and cost effectively as
possible with minimal stress and acrimony.
Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a
non-confrontational approach to family issues, and encourages its
members to consider solutions which have regard to the needs of the
family as a whole, and in particular the best interests of any
children involved. In remaining child focused, we work towards
achieving the most suitable outcome for all parties affected by the
proceedings in the most amicable way possible.
Resolution also supports the professional development of its
members through the use of training programmes and 'Good
Practice Guides', which are essential in an ever changing
environment such as the family justice system. Our membership also
enables us to access and work alongside a network of non-lawyer
professionals affiliated with the organisation, such as independent
financial advisers, mediators and therapists who share and uphold
the same values we do in order to find the approach best tailored
to the client’s needs.
As the Code is designed by the members themselves, Resolution is
both unique and effective as a modern approach to family practice.
The Code provides a framework for solicitor members acting for
opponents with competing interests to observe. This enables
solicitors to work together to minimise and manage any conflict
between the parties, whilst at the same time continuing to act in
the best interests of their respective clients, making it mutually
beneficial to both parties.
By choosing to instruct a solicitor who is a Resolution member,
you can expect to be represented by someone who understands your
objectives whilst managing your expectations and helping you to
balance the financial and emotional implications of your decisions.
In being mindful of Resolution's ethos, which underpins the
approach we take to resolving your family issues, we will give you
the confidence to make the right decisions by simplifying the
complexities of the law and explaining the options available, with
emphasis on a non-confrontational and amicable approach.
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