- A case of identity and anonymity (Re J (A Minor))
- Original news
- Why are these cases of importance to family lawyers?
- What were the key issues?
- To what extent did the judgments clarify the law? Are there any grey areas or unresolved issues remaining?
- How does this case highlight the importance of transparency in the family courts—especially the legal framework surrounding the publication of judgments?
- What lessons can be learned from the case?
- Are there any trends in this area? And what are your predictions for future developments?
Family analysis: According to Sarah Kilvington, a barrister at 18 St John Street Chambers in Manchester, Re J (A Minor) should be compulsory reading for local authorities who are very often most alert to other forms of abuse such as physical injury, sexual abuse or neglect, but can on occasion struggle with properly identifying emotional abuse.
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