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Judge Says More Children Should Have Voices Heard In Family Court

Specialist Lawyers Say Children Should Be At The Heart Of Family Law Decisions


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Expert family lawyers have welcomed comments from a Court of Appeal judge who said that more children should have their voices heard to explain their feelings in court.

Sir James Munby shared his thoughts in a ruling on a case in which a 14-year-old girl complained she was deprived of her right to participate and that the judge did not meet with her.

The judge said it was acknowledged that the approach to children giving evidence should change sooner rather than later.

Specialist family lawyers at Irwin Mitchell welcomed his comments but urged caution over which family cases children were asked to participate in.

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