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Resolution is holding its annual Dispute Resolution Conference in Nottingham this week.
For years, Resolution has been a leading voice in the campaign for no-fault divorce. In the last month, after a high profile hearing at the Supreme Court, the government has launched a consultation on divorce law with the backing of justice secretary, David Gauke. This makes this year’s Dispute Resolution Conference particularly important as Resolution members make their case for law reform.
Wendy Gouldingay, director of Gouldingays Family Law and Mediation and chair of Resolution Nottingham/East Midlands said:
“The Dispute Resolution Conference is an important event in the diary of legal professionals across the country, and this year will be particularly significant. For as long as I can remember, Resolution members have been calling for no-fault divorce and although it was nearly introduced in the 1990s, it was never put into law. Now that law reform is back on the government’s agenda, we need to make sure that history doesn’t repeat and that these important changes don’t fall to the sidelines once again."
Although no fault divorce may be one of the major topics for discussion, the conference also focus on several other important issues in family law and dispute resolution. Workshops will focus a variety of subjects including; support for mediators dealing with modern family structures including children conceived through IVF, co-parenting and same-sex and transgender parenting; advice for arbitration in family finance and children cases, and guidance for mediation in international family law disputes.
The Dispute Resolution Conference 2018 takes place at Crowne Plaza, Nottingham on Thursday 11th October and Friday 12th October. For booking information, visit www.resolution.org.uk. For any enquiries contact Resolution on 01689 820272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org