Welcome to LLFJB.com and to my “Updates from the Bench”.
Many readers will already be familiar with the newsletters which I have produced on a monthly basis for local professionals over the course of the last year. I am delighted to say that I will now be able to use these posts to update practitioners quickly and regularly, in order that we may all keep up with the rapid pace of change which the family justice system is currently undergoing.
This means that I will be doing my “bit”, now it is time for you to do yours! The process of collaborative and co-operative progressive working which we hope to achieve through this website will only be achievable if we all pull together. I would be most grateful if all local practitioners – solicitors, barristers, mediators, social workers, Cafcass officers, court staff, judiciary and magistrates – try to make full use of the site, and also make any suggestions for content. I know that those tasked with maintaining and updating the website will be most grateful for any of your comments, and if you are aware of an upcoming event, news story of interest, schemes being implemented in different courts, a noteworthy case or even a pertinent piece of research or a publication, then please let us know by using the “Contact Us” page.
HHJ Clifford Bellamy