At Harrogate Family Law, there are a number of resources we use in order to ensure that our legal advice and service is as current and proficient as possible. Not only that, but we pride ourselves on providing recommendations for charities and organisations that can help our clients, such as child maintenance and child care organisations and counselling directories.
View our list of resources and read more about our partnership organisations or simply read more about the legal profession.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
The SRA regulates more than 110,000 solicitors in England and Wales, as well as registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers. It is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society.
The Law Society
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales.
Resolution is an organisation of some 6,000 lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law issues. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system. Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, through publications and good practice guides and through its accreditation scheme. Resolution also trains and accredits its mediators and is the only body providing training and support for Collaborative Family Lawyers in England and Wales.
Relate is a charity and the country's largest provider of relationship support. Each year it helps 150,000 people of all ages at its national network of centres as well as by phone, online and via SMS text. Its services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, and counselling for children and young people.
Women's Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. It supports a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
The Fatherhood Institute
The Fatherhood Institute is a charity that supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers and strives to change law, policy and practice so that all children can have a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures.
Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents. It has a helpline, a website full of useful information, offers training and campaigns to improve the lives of all single parent families.
CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family legal proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the court on what it considers to be in the best interests of the individual children.
Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS)
HMCS is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. It's responsible for managing the magistrates' courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales.
Child Maintenance Options
Child Maintenance Options is a service provided by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. The Commission is the Non-Departmental Public Body that's responsible for child maintenance in Great Britain. It provides impartial information and support to help both parents make informed choices about child maintenance.
The Parent Connection
The Parent Connection provides information, tools and exercises to help people understand the issues that may be affecting their parenting relationship. It aims to encourage parents to think about the importance of their relationship with their child's other parent.
Counselling Directory is a list of counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or who are qualified and insured.