Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 15

21 02 2017

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 February 2017

20 02 2017

weekly-news-roundupIn a rare radio interview this week the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, said that politicians were too slow to defend judges after November’s Brexit case. He said said that the attack on the judiciary was “undermining the rule of law” and that politicians “could have been quicker and clearer” in their defence. These attacks included a Daily Mail front page which described three high court judges as “enemies of the people.” Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 14

16 02 2017

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »





How can justice be “seen to be done” in an online system? – Penelope Gibbs

14 02 2017

rehabilitation-of-offendersThe government is proceeding hell for leather with online justice both in the civil and criminal spheres. This week it published a response to its consultation on aspects of the “Transforming Summary Justice” programme.  Read the rest of this entry »





Espionage and the Law Commission: a reasoned consultation paper which requires a reasoned response

14 02 2017

law-commission-response_0The Law Commission is an independent body – currently chaired by Lord Justice Bean – which examines the present state of the law in various areas and, after consultation, makes proposals for reform.  These are invariably carefully researched, well argued proposals – many of which are, unfortunately, ignored by Governments which do not treat law reform as a legislative priority. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 13 February 2017

13 02 2017

weekly-800x445After many attempts by her to delay the hearing, the libel claim against Ukip MEP, Jane Collins, has finally concluded. She has been ordered to pay more than £160,000 in libel and slander damages, and faces a costs bill of £196,000, after alleging that Rotherham MPs Sir Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion knew about child exploitation in the town but did not intervene. Read the rest of this entry »





Brand Beckham will weather the email storm – John Jewell

12 02 2017

beckhamIf nothing else, the David Beckham email scandal has provided some welcome respite from the apparently perpetual news agenda of Trump and Brexit. It seems that the previously pristine and relatively scandal-free (at least in the past decade) sporting icon may not be as golden as his carefully cultivated image might suggest. Read the rest of this entry »