21st Century Family Law – President’s Speech

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Sir James Munby delivered the Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture to the 2014 Legal Wales Conference on 10th October 2014.


Coming on the same day as LLFJB’s annual conference entitled “The Modern Family: Challenges, Choices and Opportunities”, the speech entitled “21st Century Family Law” provides a fascinating analysis of the development of views and morals in family law over the last 170 years or so, and grapples with many of the issues addressed in our conference: LGBT parenting, adoption, transgender issues, alternative methods of conception and international families.


The speech points out the challenges still remaining within the family justice system, and Sir James reiterates that we are all at the beginning of the road to significant reform of the system, with much work still to be done.


The speech can be downloaded here.