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Inter-agency group to focus on family justice

Published on Jan 4, 2013 1:04 PM
 
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, seen in this photo taken in November 2012, said an inter-agency group that will focus on possible reforms to reducing the acrimony present during family disputes will be set up. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

An inter-agency group that will focus on possible reforms to reducing the acrimony present during family disputes will be set up.

The group will consist of Supreme Court Judges, Family Court judges and representatives from the Law Ministry and Ministry of Social and Family Development as well as academics and family law practitioners.

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, in his first speech in his role, said this during the opening of the legal year on Friday.

He noted that among the changes that might be considered by the inter-agency group are a shift towards more counselling and mediation, as well as instituting a profession of family justice practitioners.

 
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