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Family court rules designed to protect the privacy of vulnerable children come with a corollary: when something goes wrong, it is difficult to see it, talk about it or fix it.

That is why family law specialists should support a letter from more than 120 MPs to the justice minister demanding an inquiry into the handling of domestic abuse cases in the family courts.

Under present rules, most media reports of family courts are based on published judgments rather than journalists attending hearings or conducting interviews. The resulting reports are often highly selective, oversimplified or simply inaccurate.

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