A designated family judge who was criticised this year for employing ‘obsolescent concepts' on consent in a family case has confirmed he will step down from his leadership role next week. In an email seen by the Gazette, His Honour Judge Robin Tolson QC, of Central Family Court in London, said the designated family judge (DFJ) role was 'arduous and, at times, thankless', and he wanted a life 'better suited to my personal circumstances'.
HHJ Tolson emailed Central Family Court users yesterday, announcing his departure with 'considerable regret'. His last day will be 21 August.
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