Our articles are written by experts in their field and include barristers, solicitors, judges, mediators, academics and professionals from a range of related disciplines. Family Law provides a platform for debate for all the important topics, from divorce and care proceedings to transparency and access to justice. If you would like to contribute please email editor@familylaw.co.uk.
Spotlight
A day in the life Of...
Louisa Gothard
Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
Read on
President questions how the Family Bar will adapt to a digital world
Date:14 MAY 2018
Third slide
While much has been achieved regarding reform of the family justice system in the past five years, more remains to be done, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, stressed at the Family Law Bar Association conference at on 12 May 2018. His speech focused on the forthcoming digital revolution and what it will mean for the Family Bar.

The great change in prospect, he said, is the reform of the court process to bring it into the modern electronic world, something which is ‘long overdue’, and will result in ‘the digital court of the future’.
Article continues below...
Family Law
Family Law
"the principal (monthly) periodical dealing with...
£389
Family Court Practice, The
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2019 edition due out in May
£559.99
While the pace of change is rapidly accelerating, there is still a long way to go ‘to the entirely digitised and paperless court of the future’. Sir James expressed his belief that the Courts Modernisation Programme would achieve positive and beneficial change over the next few years.

The Bar, he said, is facing ‘enormous and daunting challenges – the Criminal Bar is facing a great crisis, and the Family Bar difficulties perhaps almost as great’. He expressed confidence, however, that those working within the Bar possess the ‘determination, courage and wise leadership’ to meet the challenge, concluding: ‘the digital revolution will enable us to carry through a radical revision of both court forms and court orders.’

Read his speech in full here.
Categories:
News