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Resolution launches new Code of Practice

Members mark Good Divorce Week with Parliamentary gathering

Resolution has launched a new Code of Practice for its members.

The organisation, which represents 6,500 family justice professionals, says it chose to revise the Code of Practice to reflect the changing family justice environment.

Nigel Shepherd, Chair of Resolution, said:

"The new Code is an important step forward for our organisation, and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our members, and the clients they help, to promote those values espoused by John Cornwell and others more than 30 years ago.

"The Code also been written to reflect the changing face of our organisation. Although we started as a membership organisation primarily for family lawyers, we're now proud to have family mediators, financial planners, counsellors and family therapists among our ranks.

"If you subscribe to our principles and are passionate about the work Resolution does, you are welcome in our organisation."

Since its inception, Resolution has been at the forefront of promoting best practice, as well as launching and promoting new ways to support people through separation, including mediation, collaborative practice, and more recently, family arbitration. It has also campaigned on issues such as legal aid – for family and care work – domestic violence, no fault divorce, rights for cohabitants and court closures.

The new Code of Practice has been launched as part of Resolution's Good Divorce Week, an annual awareness raising week to promote constructive resolutions to family issues. In addition to the launch of their new Code, on Wednesday 30 November 150 of its members meet with MPs in Westminster to promote their campaign for no fault divorce and rights for cohabiting couples.

To read the new Code, click here. For more information about the members' meeting in Parliament, click here.