‘Worrying shortfall’ in district bench recruitment will have adverse consequences for family cases

There has been a worrying shortfall in the recruitment of salaried members to the District Bench this year, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett of Maldon, says in his recently published annual report. The shortfall will have adverse consequences for the family and civil jurisdictions, he notes.

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