Robert Worthing, Partner and Head of the Private Client Litigation Team, examines the implications of The Children, Schools and Families Act (CSFA 2010), passed in April this year.
Over the course of the last 18 months we have seen increased access of the press to certain types of hearings in the Family Court in an attempt to improve the openness and transparency of the Family Court process. The Children, Schools and Families Act (CSFA 2010) was passed in Parliament in April this year and will increase the types of cases which will be open to media scrutiny, subject to certain restrictions in respect of the naming and identification of individuals and the disclosure of sensitive information. The new legislation is likely to be applicable to Children Act proceedings, domestic abuse cases and adoption proceedings up to the making of a placement order.
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