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Sir James Munby

Formerly President of the Family Division
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Formerly President of the Family Division
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The full version of this article appears in the August 2017 issue of Family Law. Find out more or request a free 1-week trial of Family Law journal. Please quote: 100482.On any view, Sir Henry Alfred...
The advance towards the digital court, heralded by the progress towards on-line divorce (in which expression I include for present purposes the analogous processes in relation to civil partnership,...
The related issues of how the family justice system accommodates the needs of children attending court to give evidence or to visit the judge, and the needs of vulnerable witnesses and parties, are...
In my last View, published in September [2016] Fam Law 1102, I drew attention to the seemingly relentless rise in the number of new care cases. The fact is that we are approaching a crisis for which...
The number of new care cases continues to rise, seemingly relentlessly. Cafcass figures show that in the 12 months to March 2016 there were 12,781 new cases, an increase from 11,159 in the previous...
Speech by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, at the Annual Dinner of the Family Law Bar Association on Friday 27 February 2015 at the Middle Temple.Madam Chairman, Mr Vice Chairman,...
I am pleased to report that the Ministry of Justice is intending to gather information, and subsequently undertake a research study, on private law cases where direct cross examination of a vulnerable...
A key element of the family justice reforms is the transparency agenda – finding ways of opening up the workings of the Family Court to public scrutiny so as to increase understanding of what we...
In my last ‘View’, [2014] Fam Law 978, I set out the next steps in the ongoing process of reform. How do matters stand in August 2014?Working Groups The Financial Remedies Working Group...
On 22 April 2014 we saw the implementation of the final version of the revised PLO in public law cases (PLO 2014) and the implementation in private law cases of the Child Arrangements Programme...
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