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Evidence, Practice and Procedure: President's Guidance on Publication of Judgments

Date:30 JAN 2014
Solicitor Advocate

David Burrows - Practice of Family Law: Evidence and Procedure

David Burrows

From 3 February 2104 the Guidance of Sir James Munby P Transparency in the Family Courts: Publication of Judgements: Practice Guidance of 16 January 2014 [2014] FLR (forthcoming) will be in force. It covers three categories of judgment of High Court or circuit judges in the family court. It requires permission to be given for certain judgments to be reported; and divides these into three categories:

  • The judge must give permission for publication if s/he thinks publication is in the public interest (para 16): ‘permission to publish ... should always be given ... whether or not a request has been made by a party or the media'.
  • Specified more serious children applications where a judgement exists in ‘publishable form'...

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