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The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Dorothea Gartland of 4PB named Outstanding Newcomer in Child Law



Dorothea Gartland, of 4 Paper Buildings, was named as the Association of Lawyers for Children's Outstanding Newcomer in Child Law. The award is made each year after the Hershman / Levy Memorial Lecture, which this year was sponsored by Family Law Week. The other nominees for the award were Jas Tamber and Emma Hollywood.

The lecture itself was presented by the President of the Family Division, Sir Mark Potter before an audience of over 100 judges, legal professionals and others working within family justice. The speech, Family Justice at the Crossroads, tackled the many resource problems facing family justice and also outlined his plans for temporary local arrangements to ease the burden on CAFCASS. More on this and the full text of the speech can be found on the main Family Law Week website.

1 comment:

Lawyer Solicitors said...

Well done to Dorathea, I think awards like these are important as its a really good way of the good people getting some credit for the work they do.