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.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Openness in the Family Courts: news roundup

Christopher Booker in the Telegraph raises concerns about some specific public law cases in his ongoing campaign against closed family courts. Another article in the Telegraph reveals that a group of 100 mothers have launched a class action at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

The Solicitors Journal summarises Mr Justice Munby's views on the subject given at the Hershmann-Levy Memorial lecture delivered to the Association of Lawyers for Children. The complete text can be found here

In the spirit of openness many will be pleased to see that Birmingham City Council has published the full report of the Serious Case Review in relation to the death by starvation of Khyra Ishaq. The story is full covered by the BBC and the page links to the full 180 page report. I understand John Hemming MP (for Birmingham Yardley) was on Radio 4 not so long ago trying to make an argument that closed family courts were at the root of the problem in this case??

Interesting post on a author Heather Brooke's blog about 'open justice' and records of hearing

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