Is there any public interest in naming divorcing couples? – Julie Doughty

21 05 2017

In The Times last week, family courts were accused of being ‘secretive’ because they do not advertise the names of people who are getting divorced – under the headline ‘Call to end divorce case secrecy‘ [£]. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 21

9 04 2017

The 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 »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 19

26 03 2017

The 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 »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 18

15 03 2017

The 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.
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Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 17

9 03 2017

The 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.
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Response from IPSO to a complaint about the Daily Mail – Sarah Phillimore

10 10 2016

daily-mail-spoof-209x300On 6 September 2016 four family lawyers complained to the Daily Mail about their article published on 31 August 2016. We asserted that it seriously misrepresented the views of the President of the Family Division by reporting he considered money spent on lawyers in care proceedings was being ‘squandered’. Read the rest of this entry »





Court of Protection hearings to be held in public – Lucy Series

26 11 2015

Court of ProtectionThe Court of Protection (“CoP”) has just announced its first pilot project:  on transparency. The pilot project will reverse the presumption in the Court of Protection Rules 2007 that hearings are heard in private. Read the rest of this entry »