News Essentials: 4th June 2018

A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:

We should applaud the end of the nuclear family, says top judge
Britain should "welcome and applaud" the collapse of the nuclear family, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has said. Full story: The Telegraph.

Mother denied chance to take her case to 'court of public opinion'
Family Division president Sir James Munby, who has long argued for allowing the ‘glare of publicity’ in to family courts, says some cases should not be debated under the public gaze, as he denied a mother the chance to take her case to the 'court of public opinion'. Full article: Law Society Gazette. See G (A Child), below.

Domestic abusers still able to cross-examine victims in court
Survey finds 24% of survivors have faced ordeal in year since government promised to end it. Full story: The Guardian.

G (A Child : transparency in the family courts) [2018] EWHC 1301 (Fam) (18 May 2018)
Judgment regarding applications concerning the publication of information relating to a judgment made in private law children proceedings in 2002. Full report: Bailii.

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