This case would make headlines across the land, if it were not hidden behind the family courts’ extraordinary wall of secrecy.
Mr Justice Ryder has been appointed as the judge who will oversee the modernisation of the family justice system, but who is he and what are his views on the system?
These were the burning questions that warmed the cockles of our hearts here at Researching Reform this morning and thanks in no small part to Family Lore’s John Bolch, we can answer these questions by cutting and pasting great chunks of John’s website onto our own 😛
Mr Ernest, Nigel Ryder embarked upon his professional life as a merchant banker in 1979 and was called to the Bar in 1981, later becoming a QC in 1997. He went on to serve as a deputy judge of the High Court in 2001 until 2004 and became a judge of the High Court (Family Division) in 2004. Mr Justice Ryder is also currently the presiding judge for the Northern…
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