In late November, Mr Justice Coleridge addressed the Association of Lawyers for Children at their 21st Annual Conference. His speech may be read here and Coleridge J stated that he was expressing his own views though he added that some other judges agreed with him. It is not the first time that Coleridge J has been outspoken about the effects of family breakdown - see BBC 5th April 2008. He expressed views about maintaining the authority of the family courts; about "suspended residence orders" which he "invented" and which have since received Court of Appeal approval; and about the need to enforce court orders which he illustrated by talking about contact disputes between parents.
Family Justice Review - see Ministry of Justice