Greater Manchester Family Proceedings

A working Party was established in 2006 to consider the development of a model for the future delivery of family justice in Greater Manchester. Since the Working Party was established there were various developments including the opening of Manchester Civil Justice Centre in October 2007, the implementation of Public Law Outline in April 2008 and the Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings Order in November 2008.

In December 2008 HMCS published a consultation regarding the Working Party’s proposal that all public law Children Act 1989 work in Greater Manchester be heard at Manchester Civil Justice Centre. The FJC responded to the consultation in March 2009.