New Chair for Resolution

News Release

12 Mar 2010

David Allison takes over as Chair of Resolution, the family lawyers’ association at its annual conference in Manchester this week.

Mr Allison, a partner with London based Family Law in Partnership, will head the national organisation, which represents over 5500 members, for two years.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “With family issues set to dominate the election agenda this is a very exciting time to be taking over as Chair of Resolution.

“Family break-ups are a sad fact of modern life and the shape of the family has changed. Yet family law reform has been badly neglected. During my time as Chair I shall be pressing all political parties to make family law reform a parliamentary priority.”

Mr Allison has been a member of Resolution for 19 years. He previously chaired Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee and led Resolution’s campaign for a new law to provide financial rights for cohabiting couples. He worked closely with Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC on his Cohabitation Bill 2009.

David Allison has specialised in Family Law since 1991. In 1998 he joined the firm of Family Law In Partnership and became a partner in 2001.

David has a comprehensive family law practice, including divorce and is experienced in the legal issues affecting unmarried families and civil partners.

Notes to Editors

  1. Resolution is a group of over 5500 family lawyers in England and Wales. Established 25 years ago, it promotes a non-confrontational, constructive approach to resolving family disputes. To find out more, visit
  1. A picture of Mr Allison is available here


For more information please contact:

Teresa Richardson, Resolution Head of Communications: 0203 195 0190/ 07894 981 020

Leonora Merry, Resolution Communications Officer: 0203 195 0191/ 07971 300 024