Top role for Newmarket family solicitor

News Release

19 Mar 2009

Nicholas Longford

Local solicitor Nicholas Longford becomes Chair of the leading family lawyers group, Resolution, at its annual conference in Bristol this week.

Mr Longford, a partner at Rustons and Lloyd in Newmarket, will head the national organisation, which represents over 5500 members, for a year.

"With the economic downturn now putting families under more and more strain and family law rarely out of the headlines, this is an important time to become Chair of Resolution," says Mr Longford.

"Resolution’s members are committed to a non-confrontational approach to divorce and separation as the vast majority of people don’t want a nasty and expensive fight with their former partner. We have long campaigned for the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, for legal rights for cohabiting couples, and for legal aid to be available to vulnerable families. As a self confessed family man, I am passionately committed to these causes and delighted to be chairing Resolution at a time when these issues are high on the political agenda."

Brought up in Ely, Mr Longford has been a member of Rustons and Lloyd solicitors for over thirty years. He has considerable expertise in the fields of domestic abuse and the law relating to children and is an accredited specialist – Resolution’s highest accolade – in these areas. Having become involved in Resolution in the 1980s he rose through the organisation’s ranks of the Cambridge and West Suffolk group and then moved onto its National Committee in 2005.

Mr Longford is a well respected member of the local community, volunteering his time as trustee of the Newmarket Day Centre and secretary of Newmarket Trainers Federation and is a loyal follower of the fortunes of the local rugby club. “Becoming Chair is a great opportunity to sing the praises of both Resolution and my home town,” says Mr Longford.

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For further press information please contact:

Leonora Merry
Communications Officer
Tel: 020 7407 0827 / Mob: 07971 300024
Email: leonora.merry@resolution.org.uk
For more information about Resolution, visit www.resolution.org.uk