Family court cases to be more open

Family law proceedings will be more open to public scrutiny from now on with this week's introduction of changes to the in camera rule.

26th March, 2005

Family law proceedings will be more open to public scrutiny from now on with this week's introduction of changes to the in camera rule.

Currently, the only people who are allowed to attend family law hearings are the parties, their lawyers, the judge and the court registrar.

In an effort to gather statistics about the operation of the family courts, the Court Service appointed a barrister to attend the courts and take notes, but judges...

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