Children and the Family Court – Is it time to open up the System to Public Scrutiny?

Children and the Family Court – Is it time to open up the System to Public Scrutiny?

As a solicitor of too many years’ experience than I would like to admit, I have represented many clients. Most of these have been adults, but some have been children. I know I am a fleeting presence in their lives, and then I disappear, the job having been completed. Personally I have always felt that nothing would be gained by the publication and identification of everyone involved in these cases. My view has been that newspapers are driven by prurient interest and the desire to sell more copies, than with any real concern about how the system is affecting lives.