Ann McCabe Solicitors were the first local lawyers to launch the Resolution Together service, launched by Resolution in 2022.
This is a service for separating couples who want to sort out the legal consequences of their separation together rather than instructing separate solicitors. You don’t have to agree a settlement before you come to see us. We can guide you through the process and help you reach a settlement together. If this proves impossible, you can resort to instructing separate lawyers and going to court but we do our very best to avoid this.
A separating couple can instruct the same lawyer to advise
Ann McCabe is the first solicitor in the Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme and Crewe area, (possibly even the first in Staffordshire and Cheshire) to offer this new service.
Resolution is an organisation of lawyers and other professionals who specialise in family law. In 2022 they launched a new model of working called Resolution Together. The model is consistent with all current regulations laid down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whilst enabling experienced family specialists to act for both parties to a separati, n. In March 2023 Ann McCabe attended the training necessary to be compliant with this new model and therefore use the documents that Resolution have provided to ensure that the interest of both clients are protected.
For family lawyers, this is a radical departure from how we have always dealt with divorce and separation. However, we hope that before too long, working for two clients at once shall become the norm. Those who want to work amicably together will wonder why we have never offered this service before.
It will still be the case that lawyers will never meet many of the couples who are completely amicable, especially those who are not married. Many who want to work things out with as little cost and argument as possible will decide to avoid going to a lawyer because of the fear that contacting a lawyer will drive a wedge between them. The risk is that they will make mistakes or miss things out, causing more problems in the long run. It will be so much better for those couples to use one lawyer to help them sort everything out properly.
Of course there are many couples who are separating precisely because they cannot work together. We will not act for both halves of a couple where there is domestic abuse or risk of harm to a child. Ann McCabe has decades of experience of using the legal system to stand up for her clients so they achieve a fair outcome. The 5 star reviews on Review Solicitors speak for themselves. The whole team of family lawyers at Ann McCabe Solicitors are committed to the Resolution Code of Practice. We will put your interests and those of your family first and will tailor the service we provide to you specifically to your circumstances.
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About the Author
Ann McCabe has always specialised in family law, qualifying as a solicitor in London in 1993, before moving to live in Stoke on Trent and bring up her family in 1994. She became a Resolution Accredited Specialist in 2000 (one of the first three in Staffordshire). She set up her own firm specialising in family law in 2016. She is committed to preserving the best traditions of client service whilst embracing the advantages of modern technology to deliver that service efficiently. She is not afraid to be the first to adapt to change if that change is what is best for our clients and staff.