Saturday, February 24, 2007

Get real

Law GazetteThere is an interesting interview with President of the Family Division Sir Mark Potter in this week's Gazette. He talks about his experiences since his controversial appointment two years ago, but what I liked most was what he said about the importance of high-profile 'big money' cases, which echoes what I have said here before:
The preoccupation of the press and the “golden circle” of solicitors who deal with these big-money cases does not reflect the problems which face the court in most cases. While the laying down of principles in these cases… is intellectually interesting, it is scarcely related to the real needs of 95% or more of the litigants who come before the family courts.

Perhaps more media coverage should be given to those things that affect the vast majority of people involved in the family justice system?

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