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Mr Justice Ryder sets out vision for new 'court of record'

  • Mr Justice Ryder sets out vision for new 'court of record'

    The fourth update on the Family Justice Modernisation Programme has been published on This one consists of 'the bones of a speech' made by Mr Justice Ryder in which he sets out his expectations for the

    'launch of a new court of record: the Family Court, to replace the Family Proceedings Court, the family jurisdiction of the County Court and the general family work heard by High Court Judges.....

    ....The new Family Court will for the first time bring together all judges and magistrates exercising family jurisdiction into one court across England and Wales'

    This change will require primary legislation.

    He also sets out progress on case management systems for care cases and highlights a project to provide 'significant' materials to assist both unrepresented parties and those appearing against them.

News, published: 13/04/2012


Published: 13/04/2012


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