OGR Stock Denton Solicitors is delighted to announce that the Lord Chancellor has appointed Graeme Fraser, Partner and Head of the Family team, as a practitioner member to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) from 1st March 2021.
Graeme Fraser commented: “I am delighted to have started a three-year term as a Solicitor member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee. It is an exciting time to be involved, with considerable changes to family legislation afoot. I look forward to fully contributing my practitioner experience to this role.”
What is the Family Procedure Rule Committee?
The FPRC was established under Section 77 of the Courts Act 2003 to make family procedure rules. It aims to develop clear, easily understandable rules to create an accessible, fair, and efficient family justice system. The Family Procedure Rules were implemented in 2011. The Rules and supporting Practice Direction continue to be reviewed and updated to ensure they are in line with new legislation and policy initiatives.
Members do not receive remuneration for their work (except for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses). The selection process is exceptionally rigorous, as Members need to demonstrate not only a solid working knowledge of Court and administrative processes within the family jurisdiction, but they must also be committed to valuing diversity and understand the impact of Family Procedure Rules and Practice Direction amendments.
About Graeme Fraser
Graeme Fraser is a Family Law Solicitor specialising in finance and children cases. He has experience at High Court and County Court levels of the Family Court. Graeme is a Resolution accredited specialist in complex financial remedies and cohabitation, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and has the Law Society Family Accreditation. He is also Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee.
About OGR Stock Denton Solicitors
Based in North London, OGR Stock Denton Solicitors is a full-service law firm that has been assisting businesses and people with legal matters for over half a century.