Top Swindon solicitors take on Ben Nevis challenge for North Wilts Resolution

A team from francis george solicitor-advocate, one of the leading solicitors’ firms for the Swindon area, is climbing Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain peak at 1,345m above sea level, to help support North Wiltshire Resolution.

Francis George, senior partner at the firm, is also chair of the North Wiltshire branch of Resolution, a growing group of family lawyers which works to resolve disputes and family-related cases constructively and amicably.

Francis said “Divorce and separation can be a mountain to climb unless handled effectively”.

He will be joined on the climb by business partner Asif Robbani and a trainee lawyer at francis george solicitor-advocate, Ross Peters. The expedition is set for 9 December 2018, and, given the time of year, the three will be undertaking a winter climbing skills course first. On the trip, mountaineer Iain Murray will act as their guide.

Francis said: “There’s likely to be snow, ice and tears! (And that’s just on Asif’s part!) I know how challenging these climbs can be – I scaled Mont Blanc back in July and the conditions were bad then, even at the height of summer.

“But it was genuinely the experience of a lifetime. The team and I are now embracing this thrilling new challenge, getting into some training and looking forward to raising some much-needed funds for Resolution.

“As the chair of the local region, I feel it’s important that we continue to raise money and spread the word about what Resolution does in the hope that this will encourage other family lawyers and clients to adopt the same mentality. I hope so much that people will support us and this very worthy cause.”

People can donate via their JustGiving page.

francis george solicitor-advocate is well known for its family law work, and its expert panel of accredited solicitors offers advice on complicated divorce cases.

It has been a Family Panel member for more than a decade, and handles all aspects of family law.

The company was shortlisted in the 2018 Family Solicitor of the Year awards.

About Resolution

Resolution, previously the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is made up of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a non-confrontational and constructive approach to family law. The organisation also campaigns to improve the family justice system.

Resolution backs the development of family lawyers through its UK-wide and regional training schemes, through good practice guides and other publications and via its accreditation scheme. Resolution trains and accredits mediators as well, and is unique in its provision of training and support for collaborative lawyers across England and Wales.


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