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Media entitled to name lay justices and advisers, court rules

27th July 2023

Law Gazette

There is no case for lay justices’ names not to be in the public domain when decisions are made, a High Court judge has said.

In the family division case of Derbyshire County Council v Shannon Marsden & Ors, Mrs Justice Lieven considered an application by the BBC, the Telegraph and the Press Association for the release of documents relating to care proceedings.

The case – and care proceedings – centre on Child A, the sibling of Finley Boden, a child who was killed by his parents on Christmas Eve 2020. Finley and Child A were the subject of care proceedings and had been returned to their parents following a hearing two months previously.

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