Excellent diary planning (by Gill!) ensured that the address by The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, to the AGM of the Association of High Sheriffs of England & Wales in London on Wednesday, was followed by my introduction to the Family Court in Guildford on Thursday. Lord Burnett identified his key priorities as Modernisation; Improvement to Infrastructure and Recruitment. Throughout my memorable visit to Guildford Family Court, organised by His Honour Judge Peter Nathan, Designated Family Judge for Surrey, I was able to fully understand the essential nature of those three priority areas. I spend time throughout the day with many of the Circuit and District Judges, and was able to express sincere thanks on behalf of all Surrey residents for their dedication and service to our community.