Vanessa Fox, head of family law at one of the region’s largest law firms, hlw Keeble Hawson, which has offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster, has been appointed Chair of South Yorkshire Resolution, the family lawyers’ association.
A trained collaborative lawyer and mediator with over 25 years’ experience of practising family law, Vanessa relishes the challenge of this new opportunity.
Having been involved in Resolution since becoming a practitioner, I recognise the importance of learning and sharing best practice with other members from the region. I am looking forward to playing a key role in the organisation and encouraging more practitioners to get involved at a time when family law is going through significant change.
Vanessa’s role as Chair will be pivotal in keeping Resolution’s many members in the region up to date with the issues and developments in family law.
Resolution, with 6,500 members nationally, sets high standards of good practice in family law and runs an accreditation scheme for specialist family lawyers. The organisation promotes a non-confrontational approach to dealing with family disputes.
Vanessa and her committee have organised a series of events in South Yorkshire for family lawyers, which will involve debating, considering and challenging the family justice system, including proposed changes to family law and procedure.
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