A family law expert from Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, has taken the helm of the regional branch of solicitors’ family law association, Resolution.
Taylor&Emmet partner, Lucy Rodgers, is now chair of South Yorkshire Resolution, succeeding Vanessa Fox from HLW Keeble Hawson.
Lucy’s role will include attending quarterly liaison meetings in London and raising the profile of Resolution locally, which promotes non-confrontational methods of separation and campaigns for improvements to the family justice system. She has been a member of the organisation since 2001 and was appointed South Yorkshire secretary in 2015.
The regional branch has 130 members, who meet regularly to socialise, network and enhance their professional development through a series of training events. During Lucy’s time as chair, she aims to increase numbers and attract more affiliates from other sectors, such as accountants and financial advisers.
Lucy said: “I am really excited to be leading the South Yorkshire branch of Resolution through 2018. Vanessa has been a capable and popular chair for the last three years and will be a hard act to follow. Representing the region among likeminded professionals from across the country will be an honour. I aim to demonstrate just how committed our members are to the Resolution Code of Practice, which promotes a constructive, considered approach to issues affecting the whole family, particularly children.”
Forthcoming events in the South Yorkshire Resolution calendar include ‘Nosh and Knowledge’ in June, autumn training and the organisation’s formal dinner in November.