Ian Walker has been re-elected as Chair of Devon Resolution
On Friday 3 October the Devon Region of Resolution held their AGM. Ian had previously been the Chair of Devon Resolution for a three year term between 2009 -2012. At the time Ian stood down he was on the path to founding our practice. His successor had announced that he intended to retire. Ian offered himself for re-election and was re-elected unanimously.
Devon Resolution has around 170 members. Resolution is a big thing in the world of Family Law.Below is what they say about Resolution on the national website Link to Resolution Website
To be Regional Chair is a great honour. Ian has been a member of Resolution for over 20 years and was amongst the first Mediators and Collaborative Family Lawyers trained by Resolution.
Resolution, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), 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 supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, through publications and good practice guides and through its accreditation scheme. Resolution also trains and accredits mediators and is the only body providing training and support for collaborative lawyers in England and Wales.
Encouraging good practice
The cornerstone of membership of Resolution is adherence to the Code of Practice, which sets 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.