Here in London we are busy preparing to fly to Sweden for the PASGNordic Conference in Stockholm on Friday and Saturday of this week.

At the same time we are finalising the plans for the EAPAP2018 Conference in London on August 30/31st.

We are honoured today to introduce the Chairs for this two day event.  Two highly respected people who are extremely important in this field, in the work that they do and the influence they have on their colleagues and upon the development of practice.


Sir Paul Coleridge – Chair of Day One

Former High Court Judge in the Family Court and currently chairman of Marriage Foundation

Sir Paul is a retired judge of the High Court of England and Wales and is currently the Chairman of the Marriage Foundation. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1970 and was in practice at the Queen Elizabeth Building from 1970 to 1985 and 1989 to 2000, serving as international legal adviser to Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza in Lugano, Switzerland in the intervening period. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1993 and was appointed a High Court judge in 2000 after 30 years as a family law specialist barrister, dealing with complex cases of family break up, especially those which involve children. He received a knighthood and was assigned to the Family Division. In 2012, Sir Paul established Marriage Foundation, a UK-based think tank which champions long-lasting stable relationships within marriage. The launch of Marriage Foundation is rooted in the vision and concern of Paul Coleridge. At Easter 2014 he retired from the High Court to concentrate on the work of Marriage Foundation.



Dr Janine Braier – Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Chair of Day Two



Dr Janine Braier is a consultant clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience in child, adult and family mental health. After qualifying and working in NHS teaching hospitals, including St George’s, Charing Cross and St Bartholomew’s, Janine spent 15 years as both a research psychologist and psychotherapist, working with parents experiencing a wide range of difficulties in caring for their children. Training CAFCASS, social work and legal professionals in psychological assessment in family proceedings, she has been an expert witness for the past 18 years, specialising in high conflict cases, offering assessment, psychotherapy, negotiation, child and family work for the family courts.


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