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Transparency and the Family Court Family Justice Council 8th Annual Debate


The Family Justice Council is holding its 8th Annual Debate and panel discussion at Central Hall, Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th November 2014.

The topic for this year’s debate is transparency. The motion for debate reads: “Transparency in family proceedings – Is the Family Court Open for Business”

The event will be chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, and Chairman of the Family Justice Council. The Speakers are:

  • Dr Julia Brophyis a principal researcher in Family Justice
  • Sue BerelowitzDeputy Children’s Commissioner for England and also Family Justice Council member
  • Sir Roderick NewtonFamily Division High Court judge
  • Baroness Tyler – Chair of Cafcass

As there is likely to be a high demand and spaces are limited for this event we advise applying as soon as possible. We hope to achieve a balanced and diverse audience and will aim to inform successful applicants by no later than Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Please apply to the Family Justice Council at: giving your name, area of expertise and contact details by close of business on Friday 31 October 2014.

This event will qualify for 2 CPD points for barristers, solicitors, social workers and medical practitioners.

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