THE PROJECT TEAM
Core Group & Trustees
All our group members contribute to the comment and discussions on this website in their personal capacity.
We’ve collected together examples of where our members have appeared in the media on or around transparency or family law issues on our TP in the media page.
Paul trained as a barrister and works as a legal journalist, law reporter and blogger. He regularly comments on legal developments on the ICLR blog.
Freelance journalist specialising in education and social affairs.
Julie is a lecturer in Law at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics. She teaches and researches in children’s social care law and media law.
Non-practising solicitor, formerly a partner in a family law firm. Lectures at UEA Law School teaching adult relationships law and child law. Specialist area : finances on divorce. Writing a very long textbook.
Non-practising family law solicitor who advises families at the Family Rights Group. Alice also coordinates our Family Court Reporting Watch project.
Researcher and lecturer based at the University of Sussex with a particular interest in public & journalistic access to information, and specifically, access to courts & judicial data.
Clifford Bellamy was appointed a District Judge in 1995 and promoted to the Circuit Bench in 2004. He was appointed as the Designated Family Judge in three successive posts in the Midlands between 2006 and 2019 and in 2006 was also appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. From 2009 to 2018 he was a part-time Tribunal Judge in the Mental Health Tribunal. He was ordained as a Methodist Minister in June 2001. Clifford Bellamy retired as Designated Family Judge for Derby in February 2019 and will be sitting on occasion as a Deputy Circuit Judge.
All our contributors contribute to the comment and discussions on this website in their personal capacity.
Emily is a barrister based at Broadway House Chambers and is Deputy Head of the Family Team. She practises in all areas of family law, and has a particular interest in family and matrimonial finance.
Parent with experience of care proceedings. Annie runs the Surviving Safeguarding blog.
Emily Boardman is a founding partner at Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP – family lawyers and mediators based in Oxfordshire. She has a national practice in adoption proceedings, appeals and representing parents in care proceedings.
Jo is a partner and Head of Family at Forsters solicitors and former Chair of Resolution.
Sophie is a barrister based at St John’s Chambers in Bristol. She specialises in all areas of Family Law.
Social worker, non-practising solicitor
Tatiana is a Lecturer in English Language at Birmingham City University. Research on language-related aspects of access to justice, including communication challenges of litigants in person, legal-lay interaction, readability & comprehensibility of legal information online, digital literacy & online courts, language specific issues of vulnerable & digitally deprived litigants. Other research interests include investigative interviewing & forensic linguistics.
Laura Vickers is a specialist children law barrister and mediator practising at No5 Barristers’ Chambers.
Katie is a barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers specialising in healthcare related law. She’s also a Deputy High Court Judge allocated to the Family Division and Court of Protection.