Noelle Heath, who has been qualified for over 15 years and worked as a family solicitor at Morrish Solicitors in Leeds, has recently qualified as a family mediator under the Resolution scheme.
Originally set-up in 1999, the scheme is designed to help people who are facing family breakdown to make an informed choice when deciding which lawyer to appoint. To become Resolution accredited, lawyers agree to uphold the ResolutionCode of Practice and to have passed a written test demonstrating a breadth of knowledge of family law issues and specialist knowledge in at least two areas of family law.
Noelle said: “As a Resolution member, I am committed to encouraging a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes. That way, both the emotional and financial costs of divorce or family breakdown are minimised for those involved. Now, by choosing a Resolution qualified solicitor, individuals can be assured that they are being advised by someone who had a wide knowledge and experience of family law, and has the qualifications to demonstrate it.”
Mediation helps couples work things out together; helping couples who are separating decide how to end their relationship. Mediators are trained to help resolve disputes over all issues faced by separating couples, or specific issues such as arrangements for any children. Mediation provides the opportunity to explore the best possible outcomes for everyone concerned.