Barrister Lucy Reed speaks about transparency in the family justice system on Radio 4’s Today Programme
24th March 2017
Lucy Reed appeared on the Today Programme regarding lack of judgements being published due to the “enormous pressure on judges” and their time, acknowledging this is due in part to the volume of work in the justice system, particularly in care cases.
New research from Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics suggests that guidance given to judges to routinely publish their judgments is not being consistently followed, leaving the public with a limited understanding of the family justice system in England and Wales, and Lucy appeared on the Today Programme to discuss this.
- Important new research published today on the Transparency Guidance for publication of Family Court judgments
- The Transparency Project website
Lucy is the Chair of The Transparency Project, a charity which aims to promote transparency of Family Courts in England and Wales.
Lucy Reed is an experienced family law barrister who won the Bristol Law Society ‘Barrister of the Year 2016′ award, in recognition of her family law expertise and her charitable work.