Ian Walker

Ian Walker – Founder/ Director/ Solicitor/ Mediator/ Arbitrator

The Resolution Code of Practice

The values of Resolution are very important to us.

Ian Walker has been a member of Resolution for more than 20 years. Nowadays most serious family lawyers are members, but it wasn’t always this way.

All of our lawyers are expected to be (and are) members of Resolution.

Ian Walker has also served as elected as Chair of the Devon region of Resolution for nearly a decade. Lauren Preedy – Head of our Divorce Team is the Chair of the Somerset region of Resolution.

Resolution members are expected to follow the Code of Practice.

You can also find the Resolution Code of Practice on the Resolution Website.

When choosing a Solicitor you should always make sure that they are a member of Resolution,

Commitment to the Code of Practice and compliance with it, really is a matter of professional ethics.

We have also reproduced a copy of the Code of Practice below.

Resolution Code of Practice

Resolution Code of Practice

The Resolution Code of Practice

Membership of Resolution commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way.

Members believe that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreements.

Members of Resolution are required to:

  • Conduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way
  • Avoid use of inflammatory language both written and spoken
  • Retain professional objectivity and respect for everyone involved
  • Take into account the long term consequences of actions and communications as well as the short term implications
  • Encourage clients to put the best interests of the children first
  • Emphasise to clients the importance of being open and honest in all dealings
  • Make clients aware of the benefits of behaving in a civilised way
  • Keep financial and children issues separate
  • Ensure that consideration is given to balancing the benefits of any steps against the likely costs – financial or emotional
  • Inform clients of the options e.g. counselling, family therapy, round table negotiations, mediation, collaborative law and court proceedings
  • Abide by the Resolution Guides to Good Practice

The Code should be read in conjunction with the Law Society’s Family Law Protocol.