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View from the Foot of the Tower: Sharing our bewilderments

Date:4 JUN 2014
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'We had better share our bewilderments. By hiding them from each other we should not hide them from ourselves.' ― C.S. Lewis

Transparency in family court proceedings is now an uncorked genie; not only by virtue of the President’s guidance but just the modern culture makes it something that could never be put back in the bottle. We live at a moment in history where the media and general public can not only be curious about conversations that took place between the Prime Minister and the President of the

Since February 2014 county court judgments on care proceedings and adoption cases have been published in anonymised format online. There is inevitably a degree of lag (one has to wait for the transcription for the anonymisation process for the judge to approve it for it to be put up on Bailii) so that at any one time it is difficult to know...

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