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Judicial Approaches in Settlement Conference Pilots in Children Cases

JUDICIAL APPROACHES IN SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE PILOTS IN CHILDREN CASES: THE VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES OF ADVOCATES

The ALC is delighted to announce the publication of this important report by Dr Julia Brophy, funded by the ALC. The President of the Family Division chaired the launch and seminar yesterday evening at which Julia presented the report’s key findings, with responses from a panel comprising: The Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals, Deirdre Fottrell QC (Co-chair, ALC) and HHJ Chris Simmonds (Judicial College). The seminar was attended by key stakeholders and policy-makers across the family justice system including senior judges and practitioners, colleagues from the Ministry of Justice (Steering Group – MOJ pilots), Cafcass, the FJC, and the FRG. The President chaired a very lively and engaging discussion and feedback was very positive.

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