John Cornwell, founder of the the family law organisation Resolution, has been honoured in the prestigious Family Law Awards 2012, held at the London Hilton Hotel in Mayfair last month.
Mr Cornwell was awarded the 2012 ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Law Award’ which was presented to him by a previous winner of the award and host of the 2012 awards ceremony, District Judge Nicholas Crichton CBE.
Mr Cornwell founded the Solicitors Family Law Association, which is now known as Resolution, in 1992. On receiving the award he reinforced the importance of the work of the profession in campaigning for no-fault divorce and cohabitation and stressed the importance of ensuring that there is a country-wide network of properly supported family law contact centres around the UK.
The Chair of Resolution and a judge on this year’s Awards panel, Liz Edwards, congratulated John Cornwell and all the winners: “The number of nominees and award winners from last night who are members of Resolution, and who share our values, is testament to John’s vision nearly thirty years ago, and demonstrates the role he has played in changing the face of family law.
“At a time when family law is getting a kicking from government, it is important that the profession comes together and recognises the hard work going on to improve the lives of families across the country.”