The government is asking for evidence on the functions of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council in a review that will consider abolition.

The future of the Civil Justice Council, which advises the lord chancellor and the Family Justice Council, which promotes inter-disciplinary approaches to family justice, will be scrutinised under the Cabinet Office’s triennial review process.

The Judicial Office is seeking views on the following areas:

  • How the CJC/FJC functions should be delivered
  • Whether the bodies should be abolished
  • If the functions could be moved to the Ministry of Justice
  • Whether they should be delivered by the voluntary or private sector or by a new executive agency
  • Should they remain arm’s length bodies 

The deadline for responses is 5pm on 25 November. The email addresses are: and: