Legal bloggers allowed to report on family proceedings

Five years after former family division president Sir James Munby highlighted a pressing need for greater transparency in the family justice system, the government and judiciary are to allow certain ‘legal bloggers’ to report on proceedings, the Gazette has learned.

From October, lawyers who hold a valid practising certificate, or work for a higher education institution or educational charity, will be able to attend family proceedings in the family court and family division of the High Court with a view to reporting the proceedings as part of a nine-month pilot scheme being led by the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary.

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