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The Family Court : Should privacy trump accountability?

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This debate is hosted by The Transparency Project, in order to mark the launch of our Guidance Note : Publication of Family Court Judgments.

The debate will be chaired by His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC, Designated Family Judge for Avon, North Somerset and Gloucestershire.

The panel will include :

  • The Honourable Mr Justice Baker (Judge of the Family Division, Senior Family Liaison Judge, Family Liaison Judge for the Western Circuit)

  • Gretchen Precey (Chair NAGALRO),

  • Sophie Ayers (Independent Social Worker, formerly statutory services),

  • Louise Tickle (Freelance journalist),

  • Andrew Pack (Suesspicious Minds blog, Local Authority lawyer),

  • Callum May (BBC News Producer)

  • Hannah Markham QC (barrister)


Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in social work, journalism or in family law and justice. You do not have to be a lawyer, a social worker or a journalist to attend. You might be a care leaver, a parent or just an interested member of the public. What do you think about the balance between privacy for children and accountability of those who intervene in the lives of families?

We encourage audience participation in this event. Those who prefer may send written questions in advance by email to info@transparencyproject.org.uk.

Please note : This event may be video recorded.

See an earlier similar event here.

Tickets

This event has been made possible by a grant from the Legal Education Foundation. Tickets are free, so that nobody is excluded - but if you can make a donation that fits your budget we would be very grateful. All donations will go to meet any shortfall in the costs of this event, and any left over funds will be applied to the work of The Transparency Project generally.

Alternatively, if you prefer to make a gift aid donation, you may do so via our Justgiving page.

Please do let us know if you find you cannot make it so we can reallocate your space.

Event timings

The event will commence at 6.00pm and will run until approximately 7.30pm. Simpson Millar LLP are kindly sponsoring a small drinks reception following so that discussions can continue more informally.Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors

Location

The Station is in the broadmead area of central Bristol, a short walk from Templemeads Station (10-15 mins). From Templemeads Station walk down Victoria Street, across Bristol Bridge and continue straight, walking down Broad Street. At the bottom of Broad Street walk through the archway and turn right. Silver Street is on your left a short distance ahead.

Ground Rules

An email will be sent to attendees nearer the time setting out more detail, but we cannot permit discussion of the details of ongoing individual cases save where information is lawfully in the public domain.

Feature picture : Bart Maguire on Flickr (Creative Commons - thanks!)

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BS1 2AG

United Kingdom

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