Accreditations

Please click on the headings below to find out more about our accreditations.

  • Resolution member

    Resolution used to be known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) and is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.

    Resolution members adhere to a code of practice which sets out out the principles of a non-confrontational approach to family law matters. The principles of the code are widely recognised and have been adopted by the Law Society as recommended good practice for all family lawyers.

    The code requires lawyers to deal with one another in a civilised way and to encourage their clients to put their differences aside and reach fair agreement.

  • Law Society Children Panel Member

    Many legal practitioners earn special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law by achieving membership in one or more of the Law Society's accreditation schemes.

    The Law Society operates accreditation schemes in order to:

    • promote high standards in legal service provision
    • ensure that consumers are easily able to identify legal practitioners with proven competency in given areas of law
    • help consumers to make informed choices
    • offer solicitors and firms use of a recognisable brand
    • provide information for courts, statutory bodies and other professionals
    • ensure that scheme members maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise, by means of periodic reselection and re-accreditation

    The children panel recognises expertise in covers all types of children law work.

    Accredited members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law and the representation of children.

    All accredited Children Law practitioners also agree to follow the Law Society Code of Practice for Children Law. The Accreditation provides a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings and is a means of identification for professionals, such as guardians, to identify suitably qualified practitioners when representation of a child is required.

    Our Law Society Children Panel Members are:

    Gillian West
    Debbie Jackson
    Sarah Bryant

  • Law Society Family Law Panel Member

    Many legal practitioners earn special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law by achieving membership in one or more of the Law Society's accreditation schemes.

    The Law Society operates accreditation schemes in order to:

    • promote high standards in legal service provision
    • ensure that consumers are easily able to identify legal practitioners with proven competency in given areas of law
    • help consumers to make informed choices
    • offer solicitors and firms use of a recognisable brand
    • provide information for courts, statutory bodies and other professionals
    • ensure that scheme members maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise, by means of periodic reselection and re-accreditation

    The Family Law Panel covers all types of family law work, except public law Children Act work, which is covered by the Children Law Accreditation Scheme.

    Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of family law.

    Our Law Society Family Law Panel Member is Gillian West

  • Resolution Accredited Specialist

    Resolution specialists are members who have chosen to test their skills and expertise through a rigorous assessment of their knowledge, abilities and way that they work with you and other people.

    Resolution specialists are proven experts in a range of areas of the law arising from family breakdown.

    Our Resolution Accredited Specialist is Mark Eyles

  • Resolution Collaborative Law

    Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process by which each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.

    You and your lawyers sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means all are absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.

    More about collaborative law

    Our Resolution Collaborative Law specialists are:

    Gillian West
    Mark Eyles
    Kate Scammell