Good Divorce Week and the Resolution Code of Practice

30 November 2020

By Susan Alexander, Consultant Solicitor, Family and Mediation

Everyone has a horror story of how relationship breakdown can degenerate into a pit of bitter recriminations with hurtful things being said and done and the awful consequences to any children caught in the middle of the conflict.

There is increasing evidence that the harm caused to children exposed to this, can affect them throughout their whole lives, never mind blighting their childhood. There is a great deal of merit in seeking professional, sympathetic and expert legal advice at an early stage to steer you on the correct path and help you see a way forward with your children’s interests being put first. 

Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to adopting a constructive and professional approach to divorce and separation. Resolution’s aim is to reduce the conflict caused by heightened emotions, which so commonly prevail during the immediate aftermath of separation.  

All Resolution members and associates commit to the following Resolution Code of Practice:

Resolution’s members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family.

Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. All members sign-up to the Code of Practice and are expected to complete training about using it in their day-to-day work. Associate members support the Code and are encouraged to apply it in their work.

Resolution membership is about the approach we take to our work, this means Resolution members will:

  • Reduce or manage any 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 their experience and knowledge to guide clients through the options available to them.
  • Continually develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Use the Resolution Guides to Good Practice in their my day-to-day work.
  • And work with other Resolution members to uphold this Code and ensure it is at the heart of everything we do.

For more information about our Family Law services, please contact a member of the Family Law team on 01244 356 789 or email

Please note:
This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.