About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Finally openness about opening up the family courts

You will surely not have missed the government's announcement this week about opening up the family justice system to media access. Access will be subject to court's powers to restrict or extend the media's ability to report! Other steps being taken include piloting the publication of judgments & relaxing the rules on disclosure.

The Ministerial statement

Responses to consultation

The President's Response to the announcement

The Telegraph

The Independent

Comment by Yvonne Roberts in the Guardian

The Times claims all the credit for this policy development:

The main announcement

What has changed on the long walk to freedom?

How the Times helped to right a wrong

Family courts: case studies

A nose bleed, then children in care

Nothing to do with Baby P then? Or with a cynical attempt to cut costs by putting people off going to court?

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