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.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Media access to family courts: Day 1

I can't say I noticed a deluge of reporters in the Hertford FPC where I was yesterday but clearly the press were busy.

The Guardian comments here.

The Times goes to Barnet County Court, and links to further stories about Manchester, Ipswich, Cardiff, Bath & Central London.

The Telegraph bemoans the damp squib.

And more from the BBC , Independent , Daily Mail . So far silence from the Sun.

The Mail also reports on Jack Straw's fury at civil servants sabotaging open justice .

Jack Straw himself says that
"existing reporting restrictions for the newly attending media will of course still apply to protect children and families, but I want to ensure a change in the culture and practice of all courts towards greater openness, and this is an important step towards that goal."

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