Family lawyers set to lobby Parliament


Members of Resolution plan to lobby Parliament on 30th November 2016 to raise awareness of numerous issues within family law.

Resolution is an organisation of 6,500 members, mainly family lawyers but also other professionals in England and Wales who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Resolution members promote a sensitive and cost-effective approach to resolving family disputes. The members are trained to come up with solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and resolve the dispute in the least acrimonious way.

The current chair of the organisation is arranging an event for all members to attend at Westminster to lobby Parliament for the day. The lobby day is planned to take place on 30th November 2016 and Resolution are calling for all members country-wide to pledge their support and attend.

The organisation’s aim is to raise awareness of the current issues in family law that Resolution feel need to be addressed by the government. Resolution have for some time been calling for change in the legislation of a number of areas such as; the introduction of no fault divorce, access to justice for vulnerable people and better rights for cohabiting couples.

The lobby day will give members the opportunity to meet with MPs and discuss the issues in detail and hopefully influence the government’s decision to make the policies that Resolution feel are required to move family law forward.

The family lawyers here at Pinney Talfourd are members of Resolution and plan to support their organisation and take part in the lobby day.

MORE INFORMATIONOur family law specialists are trained to advise and assist couples in these situations to resolve matters, whether that be by way of negotiation or via the court. The team includes members of the Law Society’s Family Panel and Advanced Family Panel, accredited Resolution specialists and Collaborative Family Lawyers. If you would like more information please contact our Family Law Department on 01708 229444  (Upminster or Hornchurch), 01277 211755 (Brentwood office) or 01702 418433 (Leigh-on-Sea).  We offer a free initial 30 minute consultation for all new family law enquiries. You can book your free initial family consultation using our online booking form or by calling your local office. This half hour appointment will allow you to explain the situation with an expert lawyer and discuss the best steps to minimise delays. 
This article was written by Jennifer Herbert, a family lawyer based at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors’ Upminster office. The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as at September 2016.


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