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Update: Book your place now on the Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate

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The Family Justice Council is holding its 12th Annual Debate and panel discussion in Leeds on Monday, 3rd December 2018, from 5pm to 7pm.

The topic for this year’s debate is the use of covert recordings in family law. The motion reads:

‘Nothing to hide – what’s wrong with covert recordings?’

The event will be chaired by Lord Justice Baker, Lord Justice of Appeal and Deputy Chair of the Family Justice Council. Speakers will include:

  • Lucy Reed – Family barrister, Chair of the Transparency Project, legal author and blogger and Deputy District Judge.
  • Hannah Markham QC – Family law silk, children arbitrator and family mediator.
  • Her Honour Judge Mary Lazarus – Circuit Judge, South Eastern Circuit
  • Debbie Singleton – Director of Legal Services, National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) and Treasurer, Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)

As there is likely to be a high demand and spaces are limited for this event, we advise applying early. We aim to achieve a cross-section of all the key professions working in the family justice system and welcome applications from those who represent the interests of service users.

Please apply to the Family Justice Council at: giving your name, area of expertise and contact details by close of business on Wednesday 28th November 2018 by 5pm.

We will inform successful applicants by Thursday 29th November 2018.

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