Debating the merits of transparency with the great & good

Debating the merits of transparency with the great & goodEarlier this summer, we gathered a varied panel of individuals to discuss the question of increasing transparency in the family courts*. Sir Paul Coleridge framed the question for the evening with a reminder of the traditional position: “Divorce proceedings were always held in public, and were as public as a wedding ceremony. But when it came time to discuss the financial elements and deal with children, the discussion would take place in private in the judge’s chambers. Now, what has changed that also requires a change to this method of dealing with finance and children matters on divorce?” Continue reading