Annex G – Particular Difficulties in Children Cases

Annex G – Particular Difficulties in Children Cases We consider it important that the Legal Services Commission should work together with the courts “to find a way forward” in relation to the appointment and funding of experts in public law proceedings. We would
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Questions

Questions: We turn now to looking at some of the specific questions posed in section 4 of the consultation paper. Question: What are your views on ‘proportionality’ of costs in family cases? Because the court retains control over the number, and type,
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Family Justice Council

General Observations: The Family Justice Council (“FJC”) is profoundly concerned about the shortage of experts willing to provide opinion evidence in family cases. The pressure which has been placed on medical experts, particularly pediatricians, following recent widely publicized criminal cases, has had
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More-Family Justice Council

We note that it is: “The commission’s long-term aim… to arrive at a position where all experts, who are regularly instructed in Commission-funded cases, are accredited”. We acknowledge the Commission’s recognition of the risk that “accreditation proposals may discourage experts in specialisms,
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