The importance of privacy in ancillary relief proceedings – High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 18th, 2015 in anonymity, divorce, media, news by tracey

‘DL v SL [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam) 27 July 2015 (Mostyn J). This was a simple, if contentious, divorce case in which the judge took the opportunity to make a point about balancing the principle of open judgment – allowing media coverage of cases – against the privacy of the parties involved. Whilst he was ready to acknowledge that publicity ensures not only the probity of the judge but the veracity of the witnesses, and that such publicity served promote understanding and debate about the legal process, in some cases privacy should trump the rights of the press.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th September 2015