According to a research article by Professor Judith Masson of Bristol University – entitled “Developing judgement: the role of Feedback for Judges in the Family Court” – giving judges feedback on their work could help to improve the way in which they handle cases about children’s care.
The report states that the role of a judge is ‘a very lonely job’ as most judges in the family courts must decide case on their own and receive little or no feedback unlike other professionals.
The research involved 28 family court judges across England and Wales and interviews with 9 experienced socio-legal researchers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and has been welcomed by Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division.
To read the rest of the article, please visit the Family Law Week’s website.
Or, to read the research report please visit the University of Bristol’s website on Developing Judgment: The role of Feedback for Judges in the Family Court.