Privacy: Clear as mud?

Rebecca Harling summarises the approach to privacy in family proceedings and asks whether the current system lacks clarity ‘Within the sphere of family justice, as with many other practice areas, the desire to promote transparency and the right to a fair hearing must be carefully balanced with the right of privacy.’Open justice is one of …
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Privacy: Behind closed doors

Shlomit Glaser and Tim Jones examine issues of privacy and confidentiality in family proceedings ‘There remains a judicial discretion to determine whether the media can be in attendance and the extent to which what they witness may be reported.’Confidentiality can be a significant issue in family proceedings for many divorcing couples. This is particularly so …
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Media Access: Private affairs

Charlotte Conner summarises the diverging approaches of the judiciary to media access and privacy and the implications for the parties ‘Where parties are compelled to provide details of their economic circumstances, most would be alarmed to think that it could all be made public.’Restrictions on the reporting of financial remedy proceedings by the press have …
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