The second edition of Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice is now available for subscribers.
Transparency describes openness, accessibility and public understanding of the family justice system.
The principle of open justice has long been limited by the need for privacy to protect the interests of vulnerable parties, and the balance between privacy and publicity is subject to a complex web of legislation and case law, especially in family courts.
This book provides a detailed practical guide to the relevant legislation, case law, policy and procedure, and how the balance between privacy and publicity has changed over time.
Written in the context of the outcome of the President’s Transparency Review (2021), the Second Edition of this title covers recent case law and procedural changes. This includes:
- Press attendance and reporting from pilot courts
- Legal blogging developments
- Privacy of financial applications
- Updated judicial guidance on anonymisation and publication, including the transfer of primary publication from BAILII to TNA
The Appendix of case studies has been updated to include recent key cases.
This title provides practitioners in family courts with an explanation of the relevant law, so that they are well-equipped to advise their clients on their remedies, rights and obligations with regard to transparency. It will also assist media lawyers, journalists, legal bloggers and social workers.