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New Resolution Code of Practice for Family Law work


"Resolution" is the influential community of family lawyers and other professionals which has been working to improve the family law system for the last 35 years. It has promoted a constructive approach to family issues and the needs of the family, particularly children and actively liaises with government to generate positive change in all aspects of family law.


Towards the end of 2016 Resolution updated its members' Code of Practice and the new year seems as good a time as any to remind everyone of the content of the Code together with the positive effect is can have on family disputes.


Ian Stirzaker and Joanna Gardner of SME Solicitors are both committed members of Resolution and actively work within and to promote the use of the code when representing their clients' interests.


Code of Practice


Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work. This means that as a Resolution member I will:


-           Reduce or manage and conflict and confrontation; for example, by not using inflammatory          language.


-           Support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first.


-           Act with honesty, integrity and objectivity.


-           Help clients understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional                      consequences of decisions.


-           Listen to and treat everyone with respect and without judgment.


-           Use my experience and knowledge to guide clients thought the options available to them.


-           Continually develop my knowledge and skills


-           Use the Resolution Guides to Good Practice in my day-to-day work.


-           And I will work with other Resolution members to uphold this Code and ensure it is at the heart of everything I do.

 Ian Stirzaker and Joanna Gardner are solicitors within SME's Family Law team.  For advice on Resolution or any aspect of family law, please contact them on 01905 723561.

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Added: 09 Jan 2017 10:07

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