The media-reporting family proceedings.

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I am sometimes asked to what extent the media can report financial remedy proceedings. A recent case in the High Court has decided that media reporting should be restricted and such proceedings heard in private.

The current rules essentially permit journalists to attend the hearing held in private without access to the documents. If you are famous, your identity and the fact that you are going through financial remedy proceedings may be reported! Often this information is already out in newspapers. Mr Justice Mostyn has concluded in a recent case that the media’s role is strictly as a watchdog. It is very much for the judge to decide as to whether your names should be made anonymous!