James Pirrie receives John Cornwell Award 2014

10 Apr 2014

James Pirrie

James Pirrie was presented with the 2014 John Cornwell Award at Resolution’s 26th National Conference, held last week in Manchester.

Launched in 2013, the John Cornwell Award recognises a Resolution member or group of members, who have gone above and beyond, in their work to support separating families. John Cornwell posthumously received the inaugural Award last year, which was accepted by his widow.

The award was set up to recognise those ‘unsung heroes’ who go the extra mile to promote Resolution’s Code of Practice and within that, the organisation’s core values of a non-confrontational approach.

This year’s judging panel had a very strong selection of nominations to consider, but unanimously decided on James Pirrie as the recipient.

James is a Partner at Family Law in Partnership, and is a member of Resolution’s National Committee. He is a mediator, arbitrator, accredited specialist and collaborative practitioner, who also lectures extensively and has co-authored several publications.

Speaking after the presentation, the new Chair of Resolution Jo Edwards said,

“James has been at the forefront of supporting separating families for many years. He has helped to pioneer new ways of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom, including collaborative practice and family arbitration. He has led the way in helping lawyers and clients to navigate the child maintenance system.

James was also instrumental in developing Resolution's work on Parenting after Parting and Family Matters – two great examples of how Resolution values have been translated into practical solutions for parents.”