Good Divorce Week 2016

28th November 2016

Divorce Week 2016 This year Resolution’s awareness raising campaign is ‘Good Divorce Week’. This runs from 28th November to 2nd December 2016. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of good divorce and campaign for the introduction of a ‘no fault divorce’ among other things. On Wednesday 30th November Resolution will be holding […]

Bach Commission Launches Interim Report

25th November 2016

Bach Commission Launches Report on Access to Justice: The Crisis in the Justice System in England and Wales Following the legal aid cuts introduced in 2013 by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), Lord Bach was appointed by the Labour Party to undertake a review of the legal aid system. […]

Ex won’t allow contact to see my son. What can I do?

23rd November 2016

Question: I have been having difficulties getting contact with my son, who is now aged 4. His mother and I separated around 6 months ago and she was initially letting me see him twice a week. However, our relationship has gone downhill since I issued divorce proceedings and she has not let me have any […]

UN LGBTI Investigator’s work to continue

22nd November 2016

I am pleased to confirm that, further to our blog post, whereby we explained the move by African states in putting forward a draft resolution in the 193 member UN General Assembly third committee, to oppose and suspend the appointment and work of Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand, to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]

Welcoming the Vice President of the Law Society

17th November 2016

We were really pleased to welcome Mr Joe Egan to our Byker branch last Friday. The current Vice President of the National Law Society met with some of our members of staff including current Trainee Solicitor Ronagh Craddock, specialist LGBTQ Family Solicitor Lui Asquith and Partners Cris McCurley and Andrea Sellers. Mr Egan also met Ben Hoare […]

National Trans Youth Network Conference

16th November 2016

Working with the trans community is something Ben Hoare Bell take huge pride in. We, as you hopefully will know, have recently launched our Trans Family Unit. It is a branch completely devoted to trans people, offering services that are bespoke to T community and provides a comfortable space for any trans person to seek […]

Fighting Back on Assault

An ever increasing number of sexual abuse survivors are reporting their abuse.  People who were sexually assaulted in their family homes, in Schools, Churches and social activity groups are addressing the non-recent abuse suffered. How survivors of abuse address their experiences is a decision for them but may include reporting the abuse to the Police, […]

Homophobic Views could be detrimental to children

10th November 2016

A husband and wife who voiced their concerns about a male same-sex couple adopting children they were fostering have been told that their views are “concerning” and that such views could be “detrimental to the long-term needs of the children” by Social Services. The couple had written to their local authority to appeal against the […]

LGBTI Rights are Human Rights

9th November 2016

The 54-member African Group have drafted a resolution, calling for the suspension of the UN’s new ‘LGBTI investigator’ who would investigate human rights violations against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The Human Rights Council resolution establishing the LGBT expert was adopted by a vote of 23-18 in June this year (with six […]

New Voluntary Compensation Scheme

3rd November 2016

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a new voluntary compensation scheme for parents whose babies are damaged at birth. Mr Hunt pledged that the NHS will learn lessons from its mistakes, and insisted that the scheme would help create a culture where NHS staff can speak more openly. Parents will be able to join a […]