The family procedure rule committee is a non-departmental public body set up under the Courts Act 2003 to make rules of court for use in family proceedings. Under the Courts Act the committee will be the single rule making body for the new family procedure rules. This will replace the separate rule making bodies that currently exist for family proceedings in the different levels of court.
The committee has made its first rules - the family procedure (adoption) rules 2005, which came into force on 30 December 2005. The committee is in a transitional stage and has not yet acquired its full powers to make rules for all family proceedings in all levels of family court.
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Membership of the committee
Membership of the family procedure rule committee, as set out below, is prescribed in section 77 of the Courts Act 2003. All non judicial members of the rule committee are appointed, in accordance with the Office of the Commission for Public Appointment's Code of Practice.
Term of Office
|The Right Honourable Sir Mark Potter||President of the Family Division||Chairman and ex officio|
|The Right Honourable Lord Justice Wall||Judge of the Court of Appeal||31/10/11|
|The Honourable Mr Justice Singer||Judge of the High Court||
|Her Honour Judge Angela Finnerty||Circuit Judge||31/10/11|
|Senior District Judge Philip Waller||District Judge of the Principal Registry of the Family Division||31/10/10|
|District Judge Duncan Adam||District Judge (County Court)||31/10/11|
|District Judge Paul Carr||District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)||29/06/11|
|Martyn Cook||Justice of the Peace||31/10/10|
|John Baker||Justices' Clerk||31/10/11|
|Charles Hyde QC||Barrister||31/10/11|
|Mike Hinchliffe||Children & Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)||05/02/10|
|Ruth Lindley-Glover||Lay Advice||31/08/09|