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Good Divorce Week 2022 – Ending the Family Court Crisis


The Family Law team at Russell & Russell are pleased to support Resolution in their “Good Divorce Week” 2022 (28 Nov – 2 Dec 2022), where they will be kickstarting a campaign to highlight the crisis in the family courts. The 2022 campaign is also aimed at raising awareness of how families can resolve their disputes away from Court, minimising conflict and distress. Good Divorce Week is an annual initiative run by Resolution, the membership organisation for professionals that work with separating families, raising awareness of different focus points each year.

Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children. The Resolution’s Code of Practice focuses on a constructive approach to family issues, tackling the needs of the whole family, but especially resolving cases in the best interests of children caught up in a dispute.

The family law team at Russell & Russell have been longstanding members of Resolution and we look forward to supporting them again this year in the ‘Ending the Family Court Crisis’ campaign.

Family Court Crisis

The family courts are overstretched and facing huge backlogs, dealing with numerous listings and lengthy administrative tasks. Despite the best efforts of court staff, families are frequently left with long wait times to sort out finances and children arrangements. Resolution and many family law legal professionals believe that they could resolve more cases without going to Court (where it is safe and appropriate to do so) if the government funded early legal advice. It would ensure that those cases that need to be resolved by Court can be dealt with promptly.

Free 30min consultations with our Family Law Solicitors 

If you have any concerns regarding a family matter or are considering a divorce, seeking early legal advice can help alleviate concerns about your next steps. Our solicitors can discuss the options that might be open to you and help you find the most appropriate one for your circumstances. To confidentially speak to one of our approachable and understanding family law experts, please call 0800 103 2600 or make an online enquiry via our website at

You can also visit us at one of our Family Law clinics which are held at our following offices:

  • Tuesday 1 pm- 4pm:  
    1. Bury - Belgrave Terrace 10 Manchester Rd, Bury BL9 0EB 
  • Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm:
    1. Atherton - 43 Market Street Atherton, Manchester M46 0GQ 
    2. Bolton - Bolton Legal Advice Shop, 39 Newport St, Bolton BL1 1NE 
    3. Chester  - 9 White Friars Chester CH1 1NZ 
    4. Farnworth - 86 Market St Farnworth Bolton BL4 7NY 

The clinics provide 20 – 30 mins of free general advice, an idea of costs if it was to proceed and/or give advice on evidence of means/merits required for legal aid.  To book a clinic appointment please contact 01204 399 299.

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