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openness | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Seeing justice done

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The media often accuse the family courts of being secretive. They claim that the public don’t understand the workings of the courts, their processes and the way judges make decisions. They often criticise the family courts for not being open enough, or worse, for miscarriages of justice and either breaking up families unnecessarily or not acting sufficiently quickly. In contrast to the ongoing media perception of secrecy, there is an important principle within the family courts that justice must be done, and that justice must be seen to be done. The problem that the family courts have is balancing considerations…

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