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Financial Remedies Pilot extended to eight more court centres

In his final Presidential Guidance issued on 27th July, Sir James Munby announced that the Financial Remedies Pilot, which is currently confined to the West Midlands, would soon be extended to eight other court centres.

Following further consultation, the current President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has announced that he has given the 'green light' for the pilot to start working in each of these eight courts. The lead judge in each court will now liaise with Mostyn J and HHJ Hess to coordinate the detailed local arrangements.

The President says:

"In essence the new scheme is a ticketing and allocation regime designed to ensure that all Financial Remedy cases are case managed and heard by a suitably experienced judge. The positive reports of the operation of the Birmingham Pilot auger well for its replication elsewhere. I am very grateful to HHJ Robin Rolland and DJ Jane Ingram who have led this work in Birmingham just as I am to the judges who will now take up the similar task in the new Pilot courts."

The eight court centres to which the pilot has been extended are as follows:
 

Pilot

Centre

Covering the following DFJ areas

FRC Lead Judge

East Midlands

Nottingham

Nottingham
Derby
Leicester
Lincoln
Northampton

HHJ Mark Rogers

West Midlands

Birmingham

Birmingham
Coventry
Wolverhampton
Worcester
Stoke

HHJ Robin Rowland

Cheshire/Merseyside

Liverpool

Liverpool

HHJ Andrew Greensmith

North-east (1)

Sheffield

Sheffield
Hull

DJ Stephen Rodgers

North-east (2)

Leeds

Leeds
York

DJ Helen Wood

North-east (3)

Newcastle

Newcastle
Teesside

DJ Nicola Shaw

London

The CFC

CFC
East London
West London

HHJ Martin O'Dwyer

South-east Wales

Newport

Cardiff

HHJ Jonathan Furness QC

South-west Wales

Swansea

Swansea

HHJ Malcolm Sharpe

 



2/11/18