HHJ George’s Inaugural Newsletter

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Happy New Year to all our members! And welcome to HHJ George as newly-appointed Designated Family Judge for Leicestershire.

Practitioners can anticipate the DFJ ringing the changes in 2019 to ensure that our average time for disposal of care and private law cases is reduced, quickly and significantly. The steps which the Family Court will expect all practitioners to take are set out in HHJ George’s first newsletter, which focuses on the need for everyone involved to remain as pro-active as possible in ensuring readiness for effective hearings. This applies to all stages of proceedings, but readers will note the renewed emphasis on the need for Issues Resolution Hearings to be as meaningful as possible.

The newsletter can be downloaded here; the extension of time proforma here and the President’s Allocation Guidance here.