Reporting the family courts - new guide published

01 August 2011. Published by Keith Mathieson, Partner

A valuable guide has just been published which sets out the law governing access to, and reporting of, the family courts.

It has been written by the media law barristers Adam Wolanski and Kate Wilson.  The document, available free of charge on the link just given, is entitled "The Family Courts: Media Access & Reporting".  It has been commended in a preface to the document by the President of the Family Division and by the Director of the Society of Editors.  This blog also recommends it as a thorough and up-to-date review of this convoluted area of the law.  It is in the area of family proceedings that perhaps the greatest tension arises between open justice and parties' legitimate expectations of personal privacy.

See further chapter 10 of The Privacy Law Handbook

A valuable guide

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