Family Justice Council 13th Annual Debate

Family Justice Council – 13th Annual Debate (opens in a new tab) 

The Family Justice Council held its 13th Annual Debate and panel discussion on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

The motion for this year’s debate read:

Do separating parents need the Family Court?

The event was chaired by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Chair of the Family Justice Council. The panel speakers were:

  • Mavis Maclean – Senior Research Fellow in Law, Oxford
  • Jane Robey – Chief Executive, National Family Mediation
  • Olive Craig – Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
  • Heather MacGregor – Deputy District Judge, Central Family Court

A podcast of the debate (external link, opens in a new tab) is available to listen to. A transcript of the debate (PDF, opens in a new tab) is available to read.

Previous ones can be found in the FJC archive (opens in a new tab)