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Membership of the Family Transparency Implementation Group announced

Date:9 DEC 2021
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Following a successful expression of interest process, on 6 December 2021, the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary announced the membership of the Transparency Implementation Group (TIG). 
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The TIG was established by the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, as part of his report on transparency in the family courts.

The membership is set out below:

1Head of TIGPresident of the Family Division

Sir Andrew McFarlane

Head of Family Justice England and Wales
2Co-ChairMrs Justice Nathalie LievenFamily Division Judge
3Co-ChairHer Honour Judge Madeleine ReardonEast London Family Court
4TR Independent Panel MemberNicola Shaw CBE
5Secretary to the TIGJack HarrisonBarrister – Coram Chambers (London) and Deans Court Chambers (Manchester)


Family Justice Young Peoples BoardJennifer Gibbon-Lynch & Young person(s)FJYPB Co-ordinator





Family Rights Group




Family Rights Group

Angela Frazer-Wicks




Clare Walsh

Chair of Trustees, Family Rights Group & member of parents’ panel


Kinship Carer

10Data ExpertDr Natalie ByromDirector of Research

The Legal Education Foundation

11Nuffield Family Justice ObservatoryLisa HarkerDirector


12AcademicDr Julie DoughtySenior Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Cardiff University

13Practitioner BarristerCharles Hale QCBarrister & Arbitrator

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14Practitioner Junior BarristerFemi OgunlendeBarrister

No5 Chambers

15Practitioner Media specialistGuy Vassall-Adams QCBarrister

Matrix Chambers

16Practitioner SolicitorOlive CraigSenior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
17District JudgeDJ Adem MuzafferCardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
18Legal AdvisorTom FoleyLegal Adviser

HMCTS Midlands Region

19Media Rep- JournalistSian HarrisonLaw Service Editor

PA Media

20Media Rep- Legal BloggerLucy ReedChair of The Transparency Project, Barrister & Blogger


Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Ana Popa

Maxine Monks

Family Justice Policy

Open Justice and Transparency Team

23HMCTSAdam LennonDeputy Director and Service Owner-Family
24DfELauren KocanHead of Children’s Rights and Family Justice
25CafcassJack CorderyNational Director of Operations
26ADCSHelen LincolnExecutive Director for Children, Families & Education (DCS)

Essex County Council