Which membership?

Resolution has three membership categories: full, associate and student - Find out which one is right for you

Full membership

Full membership – which includes being listed on our online directory of family law practitioners, visited by thousands of unique visitors each month, and the opportunity to shape the future of Resolution’s policy – is available if you are:

  • A solicitor holding a practising certificate and practising family law in England and Wales
  • A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) who is in the practice of family law in England and Wales
  • A Family Law Assistant who meets qualifying criteria

Full membership costs just £199 per year.

Associate membership

Associate members get access to all the great networking and professional development that Resolution has to offer as well as free marketing support, resources, training and learning.

There are two price bands for Associate membership.

Associate band A

  • Lawyer from another jurisdiction
  • Solicitor with a practising certificate not currently practising family law
  • Solicitor without practising certificate
  • Barrister
  • Judge
  • Law lecturer
  • Mediator (Resolution trained/converted)
  • Mediator * (other than Resolution trained)
  • Expert witness *
  • Family therapist or counsellor *
  • Financial adviser *
  • Guardian ad litem *

* Indicates the applicant must belong to a relevant professional association or regulatory body.

Associate band A membership costs just £155 per year.

Associate band B

  • Trainee solicitor or trainee CILEx legal executive
  • Full members on parental leave/career break/long term sick Leave
  • Retired solicitor/ judge/ law lecturer
  • Law student (nb. students on the LPC family law elective may join Resolution free, see below)

Associate band B membership costs just £35 per year

Student membership

Free membership is available to students on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) taking the family law elective. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the duration of their LPC.

Dispute Resolution

Some Dispute Resolution (DR) practitioners may also pay an annual DR sub of £86. The DR sub may apply to both full and affiliate members and provides access to a host of DR resources and specialist support, policy and campaigns work. The sub also covers our regulatory responsibilities to some DR practitioners. This applies only to DR practitioners who train with, or convert their training to, Resolution and is unlikely to apply in your first year of membership.


Find out how to apply for membership