Membership announcement for the Family Transparency Implementation Group (TIG)

FamilyFamily CourtPresident of the Family DivisionReviews

Following a successful EOI process, the President is pleased to announce the membership of the Transparency Implementation Group: Due to the diverse strength & experience of applicants, membership was extended to include: family practitioner- junior barrister and media specialist practitioner-barrister.

Head of TIGPresident of the Family Division (Sir Andrew McFarlane)Head of Family Justice England and Wales
Co-ChairMrs Justice Nathalie LievenFamily Division Judge
Co-ChairHer Honour Judge Madeleine ReardonEast London Family Court
Financial Remedies Sub-group ChairHis Honour Judge Stuart FarquharBrighton Family Centre
Transparency Review: Independent Panel MemberNicola Shaw CBE
District JudgeDJ Adem MuzafferCardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
Magistrate MemberJulia Steels JP 
Magistrate MemberAndrew Wood JPRegional Lead Magistrate – Midlands
Secretary to the TIGJack HarrisonBarrister – Coram Chambers (London) and Deans Court Chambers (Manchester)
Secretary to the TIGOlivia KirkbrideBarrister – Serjeants’ Inn Chambers (London)
Family Justice Young Peoples BoardJennifer Gibbon-Lynch & Young person(s)FJYPB Co-ordinator
Family Rights Group   Angela Frazer-Wicks   Chair of Trustees, Family Rights Group
Family Rights GroupClare WalshMember of Parents’ Panel; Kinship Carer
Data ExpertDr Natalie ByromDirector of Research: The Legal Education Foundation
Nuffield Family Justice ObservatoryLisa HarkerDirector 
AcademicDr Julie DoughtySenior Lecturer in Law, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Practitioner BarristerCharles Hale KCBarrister & Arbitrator, 4 Paper Buildings
Practitioner Junior BarristerFemi OgunlendeBarrister, No5 Chambers
Practitioner Media specialistGuy Vassall-Adams KCBarrister, Matrix Chambers
Practitioner SolicitorOlive CraigSenior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
Legal AdviserHMCTS LawyerLegal Adviser, HMCTS Midlands Region
Media Rep- JournalistSian HarrisonLaw Service Editor, PA Media
Media Rep- Legal BloggerLucy ReedChair of The Transparency Project, Barrister and Blogger
Ministry of JusticeMoJ OfficialHead of Courts Transparency Policy
Ministry of JusticeMoJ OfficialHead of Public Law Policy Team
HMCTSAdam LennonDeputy Director and Service Owner-Family
DfEDfE OfficialHead of Children’s Rights and Family Justice
CafcassJack CorderyNational Director of Operations
ADCSHelen LincolnExecutive Director for Children, Families & Education (DCS), Essex County Council

The TIG aim to meet before Christmas to begin this important work. Terms of reference will be published in due course.

The President thanks all those who took the time to express their interest in this work.

Further updates will be provided as the work progresses.