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Higgs partner elected onto Resolution national committee

 

Article date:  07/05/2014

Philip Barnsley, a partner at a leading West Midlands law firm, has been elected onto the national committee of Resolution following a ballot of more than 6,500 members.

Philip Barnsley, who leads the family law team at local firm Higgs & Sons, was elected at the organisation's national conference held in Manchester on April 4.

Resolution is an organisation which believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Their members follow a Code of Practice that encourages solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children. They also campaign for improvements to the family justice system. 

Philip said: "I am delighted to have been elected to the national committee, especially as this is voted for by the entire membership of Resolution nationally.

"Having served as the regional chairman in the West Midlands for the past three years, I am committed to the values and Code of Practice that Resolution promotes.  It is especially pleasing as I am the first member of the committee from the West Midlands in more than ten years, and I am determined to do all that I can to promote the excellence of our region on a national level."

Resolution's National Chair, Jo Edwards, added: "Resolution is a leading voice for family law, and I am delighted to see Philip has been given the seal of approval by our members.

"The impact of cuts to legal aid has had a devastating impact on our members' clients but Resolution, with the help of members like Philip, will keep the issue of public funding for essential legal advice high up on the national agenda."

The family department at Higgs & Sons is one of the largest and most experienced family teams in the region, acting for individuals locally, nationally and internationally.

Higgs & Sons is headquartered at the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill. The firm employs more than 200 people, which includes over 100 specialist lawyers.

To find out more call Philip Barnsley on 0845 111 5050 or email  philip.barnsley@higgsandsons.co.uk.

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