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Sir James apologises for his ‘failures’ in ‘Voice of the child’ speech… because it is the right thing to do

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August 2, 2018 0 comments

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Amongst the many activities carried out by Sir James Munby during his extremely busy last week as President of the Family Division was the giving of a speech to the 6th Annual ‘Voice of the child’ Family Justice Young People’s Board (‘FJYPB’) Conference in Manchester. As we will see, it was sadly rather depressing, and…

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Report reveals concerns about the HMCTS’ £1.2 billion programme to modernise the courts

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July 30, 2018 1 comment

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The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published its report on HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s (‘HMCTS’) £1.2 billion programme to modernise the courts. It does not make happy reading. The committee described the programme as “hugely ambitious and on a scale which has never been attempted anywhere before.” It explains that: “Transforming the…

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