Jo Tunnard (Independent consultant at RyanTunnardBrown, partners in the FDAC National Partnership at CJI) reflects on recent developments in Family Justice. She uses this moment to consider the broader legacy of pioneering judge Nick Crichton, ahead of an award in his honour next year.
The Centre's Director, Phil Bowen, considers the Lord Chief Justice's assessment that courts in England and Wales were 'ahead of the game' in their response to the Covid-19 crisis, drawing on the international observations presented in our new briefing 'Court responses to Coronavirus'.
We introduce our latest briefing, which draws out themes and lessons from how countries around the world are responding to cases of domestic abuse during the Coronavirus pandemic, as reporting increases and victims face new challenges in lockdown measures.
The Centre's Deputy-Director, Vicki Morris, introduces the new practice briefing 'Family Drug and Alcohol Courts under Covid-19', which considers if it is possible for such a service – which relies on the power of human relationships – to operate effectively during times of social distancing.