Archive of past events

19 July 2023

The Wales Experts Sub-Committee of the Family Justice Council, is holding their next CPD event remotely on Wednesday 19 July 2023 from 5-6pm on ‘Becoming a court instructed expert – how to get started’.

For further details and to register please visit the FJC Experts in Family Justice Page.

10 July 2023

The Family Justice Council will hold its ninth Open Meeting on 10 July 2023 from 11.00am until 1.30pm. The meeting will be held remotely via MS Teams.

This will provide an opportunity for members of the public to see first-hand the Council at work. Guests will be able to observe the meeting, which will conclude with a question-and-answer session when they will be able to put pre-submitted questions to the Council.

Any questions for the Council will need to be submitted by Monday 19 June 2023, as this will allow time for any questions to be submitted to members for answer. Please note that we may not be able to answer all questions submitted.

Closing date for applications to attend remotely is Thursday 6 July 2023.

To register to attend the meeting and to submit a question for the Council, please use this link. Once registered, a link to the meeting will be sent to guests in due course.

6 April 2022

Family Justice Council Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture (online): Is it Time for Climate Change in the Family Justice System? (PDF)

10 March 2021

Family Justice Council – 2021 Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture: What do we mean by a family?

12 March 2019

Family Justice Council Conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture

The most recent Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture was part of the Council’s conference and was given by Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families. The transcript and podcast of the lecture “Care proceedings in England: The case for clear blue water” can be viewed online.

13 March 2018

The second Bridget Lindley Annual Memorial Lecture

The 2018 lecture was given by journalist, Louise Tickle and looked at the impact of social media on the family justice system and family law journalism. It was followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.

9 March 2017

The Inaugural Bridget Lindley Annual Memorial Lecture: Lecture by Lord Justice McFarlane: Holding the Risk – the Balance between Child Protection and the Right to Family Life

More events can be found in the FJC archive