Today, the Ministry of Justice has announced the makeup of the TIG – the Transparency Implementation Group who will take forward the recommendations made in the President’s Review published at the end of October, that we wrote about here.

The group is appropriately wide ranging. We at The Transparency Project are very pleased that our Chair, Lucy Reed, barrister and no doubt the most assiduous legal blogger within the Family Court rules is a member, and that Julie Doughty, one of our trustees, has been appointed to the academic post. Thirdly, TP member, Jack Harrison, has been appointed as Secretary to the TIG. An initial meeting has been called for next week.

The details of membership are:

1Head of TIGPresident of the Family Division Sir Andrew McFarlaneHead of Family Justice England and Wales
2Co-ChairMrs Justice Nathalie LievenFamily Division Judge
3Co-ChairHer Honour Judge Madeleine ReardonEast London Family Court
4TR Independent Panel MemberNicola Shaw CBE
5Secretary to the TIGJack HarrisonBarrister – Coram Chambers (London) and Deans Court Chambers (Manchester)
6 7Family Justice Young Peoples BoardJennifer Gibbon-Lynch & Young person(s)FJYPB Co-ordinator
8      9Family Rights Group       Family Rights GroupAngela Frazer-Wicks      
Clare Walsh
Chair of Trustees, Family Rights Group & member of parents’ panel  
Kinship Carer
10Data ExpertDr Natalie ByromDirector of Research The Legal Education Foundation
11Nuffield Family Justice ObservatoryLisa HarkerDirector  
12AcademicDr Julie DoughtySenior Lecturer in Law, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
13Practitioner BarristerCharles Hale QCBarrister & Arbitrator 4 Paper Buildings
14Practitioner Junior BarristerFemi OgunlendeBarrister No5 Chambers
15Practitioner Media specialistGuy Vassall-Adams QCBarrister Matrix Chambers
16Practitioner SolicitorOlive CraigSenior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
17District JudgeDJ Adem MuzafferCardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
18Legal AdviserTom FoleyLegal Adviser HMCTS Midlands Region
19Media Rep- JournalistSian HarrisonLaw Service Editor PA Media
20Media Rep- Legal BloggerLucy ReedChair of The Transparency Project, Barrister & Blogger
21 22Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice
Ana Popa
Maxine Monks
Family Justice Policy Open Justice and Transparency Team
23HMCTSAdam LennonDeputy Director and Service Owner-Family
24DfELauren KocanHead of Children’s Rights and Family Justice
25CafcassJack CorderyNational Director of Operations
26ADCSHelen LincolnExecutive Director for Children, Families & Education (DCS) Essex County Council