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Sandra Davis' Week: Parallel Universe

Date:3 NOV 2011

Sandra DavisI can't imagine many policy makers will read more than three of the 225 pages of the Family Justice Review Committee's final report.

Anyone in government remotely interested in the issue of family justice will open their copy of the report at the section headed "Financial implications and implementation" that starts on page 179. Call me a cynic but once the three pages that follow have been read the report will be passed to HM Department of Recycling.

The financial section starts promisingly:

"This package of proposals will if implemented substantially change family justice in England and Wales delivering real improvements for those who use the system as well as those who work in it."

Having read the rest of the report I agree. The Committee's recommendations are wide ranging and thoughtful. That said I would have gone much further than many of the authors' recommendations particularly...

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