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The President of the Family Division Working Group on Medical Experts in the Family Courts – Final Report

The final report of the Working Group on Medical Experts in the Family Courts has been published today (Thursday 5 November 2020).

  • President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, said: "In recent years it has become increasingly difficult for the Family Justice system to find experts who are willing to give evidence in Family Court proceedings. The shortage has not only been of clinical experts but also allied health professionals and independent social workers. Expert evidence is often necessary in order to decide cases justly and the reduction in available experts therefore presents a serious problem. In autumn 2018 I asked Mr Justice David Williams to convene a Working Group drawn from the legal and health professions to investigate the problem and to suggest solutions.

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News, published: 05/11/2020

Published: 05/11/2020


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