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Practice Direction: Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings - Family Proceedings Court
Date:20 APR 2009

This Practice Direction has been issued by President of the Family Division and supplements rule 16A of the Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) Rules 1991 and deals with the right of representatives of news gathering and reporting organisations to attend at hearings of relevant proceedings subject to the discretion of the court to exclude such representatives from the whole or part of any hearing on specified grounds.

This Practice Direction takes effect on 27 April 2009.