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Balancing transparency and confidentiality ‘really difficult’ – McFarlane

12th January 2022

Law Gazette

Greater transparency is necessary for the public to have confidence in the family justice system but balancing openness with confidentiality will be ‘really difficult’, the president of the Family Division told MPs today.

Sir Andrew McFarlane said it is ‘not tenable’ for reporting of family proceedings to be effectively prevented by automatic statutory reporting restrictions, adding that ‘there must be a way of allowing openness … yet maintain the anonymity of the individuals involved’.

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