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Judicial proposals for the modernisation of family justice

There are two key elements to the proposals. The first is strong judicial leadership and management i.e. judicial control of the workload of the court by the management of judicial deployment to match resources to need. The second is robust case management of proceedings by the requirement to have a welfare timetable for each child based on evidence and research. The court will use evidencebased good practice to control the material which it receives in particular that of expert witnesses. My purpose is to provide access to justice for children in families because that is the real mischief identified by complaints about delay. The two elements of the proposals are reflected in a framework for leadership and management of the court and a framework of good practice.