Welcome to another week.
The Family Procedure Rule Committee – a body which makes operational rules for the family courts in England and Wales – has appointed five new members, and reappointed another.
Two barristers and two solicitors are now on the committee, and one social worker has also been appointed. The head of Cafcass’ legal department has been reappointed. The term runs for three years until the committee elects or reelects its members.
The announcement on the government’s website says the committee’s aim is “to make clear, easily understandable rules to create an accessible, fair and efficient family justice system.”