The Resolution Code of Practice – what it means for you

We know that it can be difficult to choose a solicitor, particularly for sensitive personal matters like divorce and separation. Every client and case has different requirements and priorities depending on their personal circumstances. Most however, simply want to ensure that they receive good advice, that arrangements are fair, and where possible, avoid the necessity of going to court. In short, they need a solicitor who abides by the ‘Resolution Code of Practice’.

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While these factors should be industry standards, unfortunately the level of service you receive can vary wildly by practice. So how do you find a family solicitor you can trust to look after your interests? A good place to start is by finding a solicitor who is a member of ‘Resolution’.

Progression Solicitors and the Resolution Code of Practice

At Progression Solicitors, all our Divorce and Family solicitors are members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution members abide by a Code of Practice to support clients to resolve matters as constructively – and with as little conflict – as possible, keeping the best interests of children at the heart.

 By being members of ‘Resolution’, our family and divorce solicitors have committed to a Code of Practice that promotes employing constructive approaches to resolving family issues. As Resolution members, our team ensure that the we consider the needs of the whole family, and that we take all actions in the best interests of children. This means that you can be sure that our work will always truly be in the interest of you and your loved ones.

The Resolution Code of Practice

Resolution members commit to abiding by non-confrontational and constructive approaches to resolving a range of family issues. All Resolution members can be expected to:

  • Listen to clients, be honest, and treat everyone with respect.
  • Make sure that all options are explained and that clients have confidence to make the right decisions.
  • Assist you in focusing on what matters most in the long-term.
  • Help you balance costs, both financial and emotional, with what you want to achieve.
  • Work collaboratively with other parties to identify the optimal approach and solutions for you.
  • Help you manage stress in what can be a stressful situation.

Finding a Resolution Solicitor

Not all Family Law solicitors are Resolution members. That means it’s important to make sure that you do your research before committing to using a legal professional. There are only 18 Resolution members in Lancaster, many of whom are legal executives, advisors, and mediators. It may not be immediately apparent whether your solicitor is a member of Resolution, but it’s worth checking to be sure that your case is handled with the right approach and to find the best solution for you and your family. All Progression Solicitors Family and Divorce solicitors are Resolution members and subscribe to the Resolution Code of Practice at all times.

Our family law team has expertise to advise on the following:

  • Divorce and financial settlements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal and Child Maintenance
  • Pension sharing
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Co-Habitation disputes

Discretion and privacy is always assured. Contact us today for a fixed fee initial consultation or view our guide to the costs involved in family law advice and services, including general advice, divorce and financial matters.

Contact our family team on 01229 580956.

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