Judge of The Week: Mrs Justice Pauffley

Researching Reform

Whilst we take a dim view of some female judges in the lower courts, who seem miserable at their stations and intent on making everyone they oversee miserable too (family law practitioners I see you snickering, you know what we mean), the female judges who make it up the slippery ladder to the higher courts are a different breed altogether.

Mrs Justice Pauffley, a high court judge, has made some rather scathing statements of the family justice system, and so concerning is the state of affairs that even the President of the Family Division is weighing in on this lady’s recent judgement and reinforcing her findings. So, what’s all the fuss?

With more than just a little courage, Mrs Justice Pauffley has condemned the overt practice of social workers being too hasty in taking children from parents without proper evidence.

The High Court judge even goes so far as…

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