Russell-Cooke saw two of its family practitioners elected to top positions within nationwide family law professional community Resolution in November. Ex-employee, Richard Shaw was appointed as Chair of the main committee and associate Jade Quirke was elected co-chair of Resolution’s YRes committee which is designated for members below 10 years PQE.
Resolution is a nationwide community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve family issues in a constructive way. Members include solicitors, trainees, legal executives, barristers, mediators, judges, IFAs and academics all of whom are committed to working with families and other professionals in a non-confrontational way. The Resolution Code of Conduct is at the heart of the organisation promoting a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family.
Russell-Cooke's family and children law teams have a longstanding relationship with Resolution and have played a key role in providing training, hosting events and promoting the Resolution Code of Practice.
Jade Quirke replaces senior associate Jemma Pollock who had been Chair of the YRes committee for four years. Jade will co-chair the committee with Charlotte Trace of 29 Bedford Row Chambers.
James Carroll, Joint Managing Partner and partner in the family team, commented: "We are very proud of the role we play in helping Resolution promote good values in the world of family law. Richard and Jade are great examples of caring and dedicated family lawyers, so they are the perfect relay for Jemma who has represented our firm so well over the past four years. I wish them all the best of luck in their new positions within Resolution and look forward to seeing the results of their good work."
Jade is an associate in the children team with expertise in fertility law. She advises clients on a broad range of domestic and international children law issues including child arrangements, known donor/co-parenting, surrogacy, legal parenthood and relocation disputes. She is particularly experienced in advising non-traditional and LGBTQ+ families and often appears before the High Court in complex cases. Jade also advises transgender clients on a variety of matters ranging from applications for Gender Recognition Certificates to family law issues such as legal parenthood and child arrangement disputes.