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Financial Remedies Pilot Extension


In his final Presidential Guidance issued on 27th July, Sir James Munby announced that the Financial Remedies Pilot, which is currently confined to the West Midlands, would soon be extended to eight other court centres.

Following further consultation, I am now pleased to announce that I have today given the ‘green light’ for the pilot to start working in each of these eight courts. The lead judge in each court will now liaise with Mostyn J and HHJ Hess to coordinate the detailed local arrangements.

In essence the new scheme is a ticketing and allocation regime designed to ensure that all Financial Remedy cases are case managed and heard by a suitably experienced judge. The positive reports of the operation of the Birmingham Pilot auger well for its replication elsewhere. I am very grateful to HHJ Robin Rolland and DJ Jane Ingram who have led this work in Birmingham just as I am to the judges who will now take up the similar task in the new Pilot courts.

Sir Andrew McFarlane
President of the Family Division
1 November 2018

Pilot Centres as follows:

Pilot Centre Covering the following DFJ areas FRC Lead Judge
East Midlands Nottingham Nottingham
HHJ Mark Rogers
West Midlands Birmingham Birmingham
HHJ Robin Rowland
Cheshire/Merseyside Liverpool Liverpool HHJ Andrew Greensmith
North-east (1) Sheffield Sheffield
DJ Stephen Rodgers
North-east (2) Leeds Leeds
DJ Helen Wood
North-east (3) Newcastle Newcastle
DJ Nicola Shaw
London The CFC CFC
East London
West London
HHJ Martin O’Dwyer
South-east Wales Newport Cardiff HHJ Jonathan Furness QC
South-west Wales Swansea Swansea HHJ Malcolm Sharpe

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