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'It could have been me': judges apprehensive about security, family division president tells MPs

24th April 2024

Law Gazette

Judges are worried about security after a family judge was assaulted in court, the president of the Family Division has told MPs.

Giving evidence before the House of Commons justice select committee, Sir Andrew McFarlane said that there was a ‘deal of apprehension’ among judges about security.

A family judge was assaulted at Milton Keynes County Court last November. The president did not wish to comment on the incident but told the committee 'the fact that it happened and security arrangements were breached to a significant degree has had an impact right across the system, civil judges as well. And I think judges think, “Well it could have been me”'.

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