Monday, May 23, 2016

M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children

Mr Justice Peter Jackson
I was going to write a post about this case, which contains a serious warning from Mr Justice Peter Jackson to any parent considering making covert recordings of children involved in family proceedings. However, upon reflection I have realised that I cannot summarise the case any better than Mr Justice Jackson did in his succinct judgment. I therefore urge readers to read the judgment in full, rather than any summary I could write. Parents who are contemplating placing a recording device on a child for the purpose of gathering evidence in family proceedings are particularly encouraged to read the judgment.

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