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Mr Justice Ryder appointed as judge in charge of modernisation of family justice

President acknowledges need to speed up family justice

Sir Nicholas Wall, the President of the Family Division, has welcomed the findings of the Family Justice Review, chaired by David Norgrove.

The President said:

" The Family Justice Review Panel .... has taken great care to examine all aspects of cases involving children. I recognise the need for all agencies to work together to reduce delay and improve their practices to secure the best possible experience and outcomes for the families and children who become involved with the Family Justice System."

In recognition of the importance of judicial leadership in relation to making the court process more efficient while ensuring all parties' rights are properly protected, the President of the Family Division, with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice, has with immediate effect appointed Mr Justice Ryder to take up the new post of Judge in Charge of Modernisation of Family Justice. Sir Ernest Ryder was closely involved in the preparation of the Public Law Outline in 2007.