Why should you buy Media Access to the Family Courts: A Guide to the New Rules and their Application
Rule changes came into force on 27 April 2009 which allows media representatives to attend most family proceedings. They also provide that the court can exclude such representatives from all (or part) of individual hearings for reasons set out in the relevant Practice Direction.
Media Access to the Family Courts: A Guide to the New Rules and their Application provides an essential examination of the extent of these reforms and analyses how they should operate in practice. Representations to the court are made orally and usually without notice. Thus immediate access to the relevant source material is critical for both lawyers and the media. This is an essential guide for the judiciary (including magistracy, justices' clerks, legal advisers), barristers, solicitors, and the Press.
"this guide sets out all the relevant sources clearly, comprehensively and, perhaps uniquely" Family Law
Table of contents
- What has Changed?
- What has not Changed?
- Policy Background to the New Rules
- Issues Arising Within the Framework Provided by the Amended Rules
- ‘Specified Grounds' and the Making of Representations as to Media Access
- Checklist for Authenticity of Media Representatives?
- What is the Position vis à vis Adoption and Placement Hearings?
- The Overriding Statutory Regime as to Reporting Cases in the Family Courts
- How are the Child's Interests Protected after the End of a Hearing?
- The Law Relating to Disclosure and Guidance from the President of the Family Division
- Source Material
- Foundation Dicta flowing from Clibbery v Allan
- Family Courts - Reporting Restrictions
- Easy Access Guide to Cases set out in Appendix 5
- Cases Having a Bearing on What Is and Is Not to be Reported
- Cases referred to by Lord Steyn in Re S (Identification: Restrictions on Publication)
- Example of a Judicial Balancing Exercise
- Recent Case Law
- Standard Form Press/Publicity Orders