Membership announcement for the Family Transparency Implementation Group (TIG)

Following a successful EOI process, the President is pleased to announce the membership of the Transparency Implementation Group: Due to the diverse strength & experience of applicants, membership was extended to include: family practitioner- junior barrister and media specialist practitioner-barrister.

NO Role Member Description
1 Head of TIG President of the Family Division

Sir Andrew McFarlane

Head of Family Justice England and Wales
2 Co-Chair Mrs Justice Nathalie Lieven Family Division Judge
3 Co-Chair Her Honour Judge Madeleine Reardon East London Family Court
4 TR Independent Panel Member Nicola Shaw CBE
5 Secretary to the TIG Jack Harrison Barrister – Coram Chambers (London) and Deans Court Chambers (Manchester)


Family Justice Young Peoples Board Jennifer Gibbon-Lynch & Young person(s) FJYPB Co-ordinator





Family Rights Group




Family Rights Group

Angela Frazer-Wicks




Clare Walsh

Chair of Trustees, Family Rights Group & member of parents’ panel


Kinship Carer

10 Data Expert Dr Natalie Byrom Director of Research

The Legal Education Foundation

11 Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Lisa Harker Director


12 Academic Dr Julie Doughty Senior Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Cardiff University

13 Practitioner Barrister Charles Hale QC Barrister & Arbitrator

4 Paper Buildings

14 Practitioner Junior Barrister Femi Ogunlende Barrister

No5 Chambers

15 Practitioner Media specialist Guy Vassall-Adams QC Barrister

Matrix Chambers

16 Practitioner Solicitor Olive Craig Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
17 District Judge DJ Adem Muzaffer Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
18 Legal Advisor Tom Foley Legal Adviser

HMCTS Midlands Region

19 Media Rep- Journalist Sian Harrison Law Service Editor

PA Media

20 Media Rep- Legal Blogger Lucy Reed Chair of The Transparency Project, Barrister & Blogger


Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Ana Popa

Maxine Monks

Family Justice Policy

Open Justice and Transparency Team

23 HMCTS Adam Lennon Deputy Director and Service Owner-Family
24 DfE Lauren Kocan Head of Children’s Rights and Family Justice
25 Cafcass Jack Cordery National Director of Operations
26 ADCS Helen Lincoln Executive Director for Children, Families & Education (DCS)

Essex County Council

The TIG aim to meet before Christmas to begin this important work. Terms of reference will be published in due course.

The President thanks all those who took the time to express their interest in this work.

Further updates will be provided as the work progresses.