A member of the Leicestershire Law Society Emma Mitchell was recently nominated for the John Cornwell Award 2016.

Launched in 2013, the John Cornwell Award recognises a Resolution member or group of members who have gone the extra mile in their work to support separating families. The award recognises those ‘unsung heroes’ who go above and beyond to promote the Code of Practice and Resolution’s core value of a non-confrontational approach.

Although Emma unfortunately did not receive the award this year she was shortlisted into the last three.  I am sure you will agree that this is a huge achievement in itself, considering that this is a national award.  At the National conference of Resolution in Newcastle on Saturday, the President, Nigel Shepherd, in his speech at the black tie dinner shared some of the comments from Emma’s nomination.


     “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the nominations, and the panel wanted to mention one those nominees here before we announce the winner.

       This person was one of the first in the country to qualify as a collaborative practitioner and since then has worked closely with local courts and firms in her area to promote the process.

      She recently handled a matter with a transgender father, whom she treated with sensitivity and professionalism.

     Clients have said “she has the ability to see beyond the personal struggle and finds solutions when there appears to be none.”

     The member we would like to commend is Emma Mitchell, from Emery Johnson Astills in Leicester. Please put your hands together and show your appreciation for Emma’s work.”


Congratulations to Emma from all at Emery Johnson Astills.