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Latest View from the President’s Chambers

Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division

View from the President’s Chambers: May 2019

  1. As I have indicated to those attending the FLBA Dinner in February and elsewhere, rather than use the occasion of that otherwise very jolly gathering to deliver an annual ‘state of the nation’ address, it is my intention to issue some form of written overview from my perspective as President each year in May to coincide with the judicial timetable, and the FLBA’s annual Cumberland Lodge Weekend at which the President traditionally speaks. By publishing a written overview, my aim is for this to be available at the same time to anyone and everyone who is interested in Family Justice, whether or not they may attend any of the events that I have mentioned. I therefore intend to honour that stated intention and to use this, my second ‘View from the President’s Chambers’, to deliver my perspective on the current state of affairs so far as the Family Justice system is concerned.