Legal talent of the future recognised by Resolution

News Release

30 Aug 2017

A student has been awarded the prestigious Resolution Prize for her outstanding achievement in family law studies.

The Resolution Prize is awarded annually by family law organisation Resolution to the student or students who obtain the highest overall mark in the family law paper of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Hannah Doherty from the London Bloomsbury Centre achieved 95% on the family law paper, which she took as part of the qualification needed to practise as a solicitor.

Nigel Shepherd, Chair of Resolution said: “Hannah has achieved an outstanding mark in this important and challenging area of law and I would like to offer her my congratulations. Resolution is proud to sponsor this award, which recognises the brightest talent in the next generation of family lawyers. I wish her every success in her future career in the law.”

Prize winner Hannah commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Resolution Prize. I really enjoyed studying Family Law because it is an area of law that places a strong emphasis on de-escalating and resolving conflicts. I loved the challenge of trying to help clients to work through difficult and emotional circumstances to reach a positive outcome.”

Resolution represents around 6,500 family justice professionals who are committed to helping couples separate in a way that minimises conflict, helping them to find solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, particularly the best interests of children. As part of her prize, Hannah has been awarded a year’s free Resolution membership with access to training, support and networking. This includes access to the YRes network, Resolution’s group for family lawyers in the earlier stages of their career.