Her Honour Judge Carol Atkinson
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
HHJ Carol Atkinson is the Designated Family Judge for East London. She is the senior Judge for the delivery of family justice in East London, which includes 10 local authority areas for public law and 12 local authority area for private law; it has the largest volume of work across the three London centres.
Carol’s interest in research in social policy developed when she was asked to set up what is the first and still the only randomised controlled trial in a family justice setting within her region. She works with Mary Baginsky and has, with her, co-authored a paper about the study.