Professor Karen Broadhurst Dr. Laura Robertson Ms Claire Mason
Centre for Child and Family Justice Research Lancaster University
Dr. Susannah Bowyer and Julie Wilkinson
Research in Practice
Many readers will now be familiar with the Nuffield Foundation’s plans for a new national family justice observatory (England and Wales). We introduced readers to this initiative in September 2016 (see ‘Towards a Family Justice Observatory:call for evidence’  Fam Law 1184) when Family Law kindly supported our call for evidence. We referred readers to a background document written by Bryan Rodgers Liz Trinder and Teresa Williams that set out the preliminary case for a new observatory and outlined limitations in both the supply and application of robust research evidence in the family justice system. Although family court decisions are clearly influenced by developments in...
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