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PRESS RELEASE ALC welcomes High Court Judge’s criticism

The Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) has welcomed comments made by Mr Justice Coleridge during his keynote speech to a conference for family lawyers on the state of the family and the family justice system in England and Wales.

Co-Chair of the ALC Alistair MacDonald said, “Sadly, we recognise all too clearly the family justice system of which the Judge spoke, namely a system ‘overstretched to the point of collapse and acutely and chronically under-funded at all points.’” MacDonald continued, “The Judge’s comments echoed the stark warning that all involved in the family justice system have been sounding for the Government but which the Government still stubbornly refuses to heed.”

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