What we do
The Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) makes rules of court that govern the practice and procedure followed in family proceedings in the High Court and family court.
We make clear, easily understandable rules to create an accessible, fair and efficient family justice system.
We have 14 appointed members and a chairman, and there is 1 vacancy at present.
Membership is set out in section 77 of the Courts Act 2003. All non-judicial members of the committee are appointed under the terms of the Office of the Commission for Public Appointments’ code of practice.
|Name||Position||Term of office ends|
|The Right Honourable Sir James Munby||President of the Family Division, chairman and ex officio||n/a|
|The Right Honourable Lord Justice McFarlane||Court of Appeal Judge||22 February 2019|
|The Honourable Mrs Justice Theis||High Court Judge||21 January 2017|
|Her Honour Judge Alison Raeside||Circuit Judge||4 December 2017|
|District Judge Chris Darbyshire||District Judge (County Court)||31 July 2017|
|District Judge Paul Carr||District Judge (Magistrates’ Court)||31 July 2017|
|Marie Brock JP||Lay magistrate||2 November 2017|
|Richard Burton||Justices’ Clerk||15 March 2018|
|William Tyler QC||Barrister||2 November 2017|
|Michael Horton||Barrister||2 November 2017|
|Hannah Perry||Solicitor||2 November 2017|
|Dylan Jones||Solicitor||2 November 2017|
|Melanie Carew||Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service||30 November 2017|
|Jane Harris||Lay member||2 November 2017|
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