Family lawyers raise concerns about new transparency proposals

Katie Royals, 01/11/2021

The long-awaited transparency in family courts review has been published, resulting in “revolutionary and far reaching” proposals.

Emily Foy, a senior associate at Payne Hicks Beach, said the family court has operated “behind a veil of secrecy” for too long, leading to mistrust and fear.

“Enhanced transparency, which is taken as a given in other Court divisions, is long overdue and must be embraced if faith is to be restored in the family justice system.”


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