Lecture by Sir James Munby, President of the UK Family Courts, on the importance of fundamental, time-honoured principles of justice to be observed in the family court system

The full text of the lecture is here. It is published on the website of the Courts and Administrative Tribunals judiciary.

We have included this lecture in our website, because for once we see a family court judge speaking of the Magna Carta and basic principles of justice as developed in the British common law system which seem to have been forgotten by today’s advocates of child protection regimes with wide, unchecked powers.

“There are some principles that ring down the centuries and the efficacy of the adversarial process is one of them.”

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