Restrictions on reporting family law cases set for review

The Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, is ‘‘examining’’ recommendations made in a Court Service report on media coverage of in camera family law hearings, according to a departmental spokesman, writes Kieron Wood.

6th June, 2009

The Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, is ‘‘examining’’ recommendations made in a Court Service report on media coverage of in camera family law hearings, according to a departmental spokesman, writes Kieron Wood.

The report has called for the removal of most restrictions on the reporting of family law cases, which are currently heard in private. In England and Wales, media organisations are now entitled to attend private hearings. The Family Proceedings...

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