25th Sep 2023

Nicole Phillips Speaks to Child Concern on Language Matters

FLiP’s Nicole Phillips Speaks to Child Concern on Language Matters


On 11th October 2023, FLiP Senior Associate Nicole Phillips will deliver a seminar to the multidisciplinary membership of the charity, Child Concern, on the Language Matters campaign. She will be joined by Lauren Evans of Kingsley Napley.

To attend the seminar book here. The cost is £5 for members of Child Concern and £10 plus a booking fee for non members.

Nicole and Lauren are both members of the influential FSG Language Group which has led this campaign to improve the language used for separating families. The campaign has received considerable interest across Government, the family law community, and the media.

As Nicole says: “For years the language of divorce and separation has heightened conflict between many couples, causing difficulties for on-going parenting relationships. You will often hear “battle” terminology – the fight, the win, the success – but rarely the language of safety and wellbeing, a language that promotes positive futures for separating couples and co-operative and constructive parental relationships”.

The Language Matters campaign seeks to reframe the language of family law by promoting 5 key principles for the language of the family law world:

  • Plain English
  • Personal language
  • Proportionate language
  • Problem solving language
  • Positive futures

To learn more about FLiP Senior Associate Nicole Phillips and her distinctive approach to issues concerning separation and divorce, view her website page below.

Nicole is a Senior Associate solicitor and mediator at Family Law in Partnership. She handles all aspects of private family law, assisting and supporting clients who are navigating divorce or separation to resolve any financial or children issues that may arise. Nicole combines a warm, sympathetic manner with tactical nous and incisive judgment.