Sir James Munby

The Court of Protection and the new Family Court: can publishing judgments prevent moral panics? – Julie Doughty and Lucy Series

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has made clear his determination that the new Family Court, to be established in April 2014, will not be saddled with the label of ‘secrecy’ that has been attached to family proceedings in recent years. He also wants to extend his plans for accessibility and transparency
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Transparency in the family courts – online videos of children and social workers – Dr Julie Doughty

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Christopher Burns

The proposal issued in July by the President of the Family Division to publish more family court decisions was eagerly seized on by some newpapers as a victory in their campaign for ‘transparency’ and ‘open justice’. The President, Sir James Munby, has long advocated more openness in family court decision making. His draft guidance, on
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