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The Family Justice Council Experts Sub-Committee invites you to register your interest in its inaugural event

Invitation to the judiciary and legal, medical and allied professions.  The Family Justice Council Experts Sub-Committee invites you to register your interest in its inaugural event:  Experts and the Family Justice System: Widening the Pool.

Event date: 25 March 2021, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

The event will consider the implementation of the recommendations contained within the final report of the President’s Working Group on Experts. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Working-Group-on-Medical-Experts-Final-Report-v.7.pdf

In particular, we will be looking at the work of the FJC Experts Committee, tasked to take forward the recommendations, and the role of the eight regional groups set up to support experts in their local areas.  There will also be a focus on the role of the expert, the court process, report writing, communications and expectations.  Topics and speakers will include:

  • The recommendations and converting aspiration to reality – Mr Justice Williams
  • Presenting a model report remotely – Dr Adam Oates
  • Looking at psychologist expert reports – Dr Jaime Craig
  • Tips and Traps for Experts: a panel of experts, judges and lawyers will consider the role of the expert in family proceedings, what to expect when giving evidence, personal experience and sharing good practice, where expert evidence goes wrong and lessons from case law.

A full programme will be available nearer the time.

APPLICATIONS:

To register your interest in this event, please notify the FJC Secretariat at fjc@justice.gsi.gov.uk by 1pm on Friday 19 March 2021.  Please let us also know your profession and organisation.  Attendance will be on an allocation only basis.  We will aim to confirm a place and send joining instructions by Tuesday 23 March 2021.

There is no charge for attending this event.

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