Publishing Family Law Judgements is not lifting the cloak of secrecy!

Publishing Family Law Judgements is not lifting the cloak of secrecy!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2374415/The-cloak-secrecy-lifted-family-courts-Councils-witnesses-routinely-named-cases-evidence-decide-homes-broken-up.html

Any body who spent any time in these secret courts will know that what is not said in judgements is just as if not more important that what is written.

Many judgements are what I call judicial fudge as they dress up the outcomes in language that looks oh so good.

Lifting the veil of secrecy will only be done when these courts are fully public.

Why? Because these courts do not operate a system law that any normal person would recognise as law.

Lord Neuberger, said hearing evidence behind closed doors was ‘against the principle of justice’.

But he missed a vital word out, “PUBLIC”, care proceedings are PUBLIC law cases, it is against the principles of “public” justice. Please don’t miss that word out in future.

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Published in: on December 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

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