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Consultation: Family Transparency – The next steps


This consultation, on behalf of the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, invites comments on the next steps of the Transparency reform.

Views and suggestions of the following are sought:

  • The impact and the working to date of the Practice Guidance and ways it may be improved or extended.
  • Whether any steps can be taken to enhance the listing of cases in the Family Division and the Family Court so that court lists can be made more informative as to the subject matter of the cases.
  • Views on proposed further guidance dealing with the disclosure to the media of certain categories of document, subject, of course, to appropriate restrictions and safeguards.
  • Preliminary, pre-consultation views about the possible hearing in public of certain types of family case.

Views are requested from individuals and organisations. They should be sent to the email address