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Closing soon: Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform


President of the Family Division launches public and private law consultation

In Autumn 2018 the President of the Family Division invited Mr Justice Keehan (public law) and Mr Justice Cobb (private law), to lead two cross-professional Working Groups, to look at practices and processes in these two areas. The Interim Reports of both these Working Groups are now available (please see below) and open for consultation.

How to respond

This consultation period runs from Wednesday 3 July 2019  and will close on 30 September 2019.

  • Responses to the Private Law Interim Report can be submitted to the President’s Private Office by emailing with the Subject Header of “PRIVATE LAW: Consultation Response”.
  • Responses to the Public Law Interim Report can be submitted online (external link, opens in a new tab) link.
  • Any responses by post, should be sent to : The President of the Family Division, Family Division, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL.