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Two new appointments to the Family Justice Council

The Family Justice Council has announced the appointment to the Council of Bernadette MacQueen as the new Legal Adviser member and Fiona Straw as the new Paediatrician member.

The Family Justice Council is an inter-disciplinary body whose members are drawn from a cross-section of those who work, use or have an interest in the family justice system. They include judges, lawyers, doctors, social workers, academics and civil servants. The Council monitors the effectiveness of the family justice system, advising on reforms necessary for improvement and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to family justice in England and Wales.

The latest appointments are for three years from September 2020 in respect of Bernadette MacQueen and October 2020 in respect of Fiona Shaw.  Both posts are unremunerated.  The appointments process for each post was conducted in line with the principles set out in the Governance Code on Public Appointment.

30/10/20