As a firm we work hard to ensure that we provide the highest standard of service to you. The accreditations and memberships below recognise the quality and standard of our work.
Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Their members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Their members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children.
The following are members of Resolution
Resolution collaborative family law
In the collaborative process each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations between each party by letter or phone, the separating couple and their lawyers all meet together to work things out face-to-face. A collaboratively trained lawyer will be by their client’s side throughout the entire process and therefore individuals will benefit from legal advice. All collaborative lawyers must be specially trained by Resolution, and have signed up to the Resolution Code of Practice committing them to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational way. The following are trained in collaborative law by Resolution
A mediator is an independent, neutral third party – who can help you both talk things through and reach agreement. The meetings usually last for an hour and a half and the number of sessions you will need will depend on the issues you need to sort out. The mediator remains impartial and doesn’t give advice on your individual position to either of you – so Resolution mediators will always recommend that you each obtain legal advice alongside the mediation process.
The following is an accredited mediator
Solicitors for the Elderly is a community of trusted advisers – professionally highly qualified and regulated and who also have additional skills to enable them to work with older and vulnerable clients. Vulnerable people may not be able bodied and/or may be mentality incapacitated i.e. they need help to make decisions or they can’t make decisions for themselves.
Melanie Byrne is an accredited member of the Solicitors for the Elderly
We are members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, an association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood.
You can find out more about what they do from their website www.childabuselawyers.com
If you are a survivor of child abuse, please contact Victoria Price, who specialises in this type of claim.