Core Group & Staff

All our group members contribute to the comment and discussions on this website in their personal capacity.

We’ve collected together examples of where our members have appeared in the media on or around transparency or family law issues on our TP in the media page.

Chair of The Transparency Project. Lucy is a practising family lawyer based at St John’s Chambers, and legal blogger at Pink Tape. Author of The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person. Email :

Lucy Reed

Lawyer, blogger, @familoo

Trustee of The Transparency Project. Email :

Julie Doughty

Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University, @julie_doughty

Trustee of The Transparency Project.

Paul trained as a barrister and works as a legal journalist, law reporter and blogger. He regularly comments on legal developments on the ICLR blog, and tweets as @maggotlaw. Email

Paul Magrath

Law reporter, blogger and editor, ICLR

Non-practising family law solicitor who advises families at the Family Rights Group. Alice is one half of our Project Coordinator, and jobshares with Annie. email :

Alice Twaite

Project Coordinator (jobshare), @alicetwaite

Parent with experience of care proceedings. Annie runs the Surviving Safeguarding blog. Annie is one half of our Project Coordinator, and jobshares with Alice. Email :

Annie Bertram

Project Coordinator (jobshare), @survivecourt

Barrister at 4 Brick Court, blogger and author of Children In Law

Jacqui Gilliatt


Non-practising solicitor, formerly a partner in a family law firm. Lectures at UEA Law School teaching adult relationships law and child law. Specialist area : finances on divorce. Writing a very long textbook.

Polly Morgan


Emma is a lecturer in law at  the University of Winchester. She teaches family law and child law as well as law of torts. Previously, Emma was a part-time lecturer at the University of Southampton from 2011-2014, where she is currently completing her PhD. Emma’s Expertise lie in children’s rights,  Healthcare law, family law,legal aspects of sexual and reproductive health, medical ethics and bioethics.

Emma Nottingham

Lecturer in law, @emmacnottingham

Barrister at 5 Stone Buildings, specialises in Court of Protection property & affairs cases and inheritance & trusts disputes. Interested in transparency and public understanding of the law.

Barbara Rich

Barrister, @barbararich_law

Freelance journalist specialising in education and social affairs.

Louise Tickle


Researcher and lecturer based at the University of Sussex with a particular interest in public & journalistic access to information, and specifically, access to courts & judicial data.

Judith Townend



All our contributors contribute to the comment and discussions on this website in their personal capacity.

Lawyer, writer, advocate & teacher.

David Burrows


Professor of Law at the University of Exeter, specialising in the law relating to marriage and cohabitation

Rebecca Probert

Social worker, non-practising solicitor

Allan Norman


Lecturer in English Language at Birmingham City University. Research on language-related aspects of access to justice, including communication challenges of litigants in person, legal-lay interaction, readability & comprehensibility of legal information online, digital literacy & online courts, language specific issues of vulnerable & digitally deprived litigants. Other research interests include investigative interviewing & forensic linguistics.

Tatiana Tkacukova