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.
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.Lucy Reed
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.Paul Magrath
Freelance journalist specialising in education and social affairs.Louise Tickle
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
Julie is a lecturer in Law at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics. She teaches and researches in children’s social care law and media law.Julie Doughty
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.Alice Twaite
Parent with experience of care proceedings. Annie runs the Surviving Safeguarding blog. Annie is one half of our Project Coordinator, and jobshares with Alice.Annie Bertram
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
Clifford Bellamy was appointed a District Judge in 1995 and promoted to the Circuit Bench in 2004. He was appointed as the Designated Family Judge in three successive posts in the Midlands between 2006 and 2019 and in 2006 was also appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. From 2009 to 2018 he was a part-time Tribunal Judge in the Mental Health Tribunal. He was ordained as a Methodist Minister in June 2001. Clifford Bellamy retired as Designated Family Judge for Derby in February 2019 and will be sitting on occasion as a Deputy Circuit Judge.Clifford Bellamy
All our contributors contribute to the comment and discussions on this website in their personal capacity.
Emily is a barrister based at Broadway House Chambers and is Deputy Head of the Family Team. She practises in all areas of family law, and has a particular interest in family and matrimonial finance.Emily Ward
Jo is a partner and Head of Family at Forsters solicitors and former Chair of Resolution.Jo Edwards
Sophie is a barrister based at St John’s Chambers in Bristol. She specialises in all areas of Family Law.
Tatiana is a 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