On 5 April we held our panel discussion asking this question. It was a really constructive debate and we would like to thank all those who took part, both the panel and audience. At the event we launched our Media Guide for journalists, which you can read or download here. Our thanks go to the Family Law Bar Association for sponsoring this event.

You can watch the video of the event here.

It’s quite long, so here are some write ups which will give you the flavour of how it went :

Storify of tweets : here

Penelope Gibbs of Transform Justice : How to increase trust in the family justice system

Michael Cross for the Law Society Gazette : Family courts: reporting a greater truth

Paul Magrath for ICLR : Event: Reporting the family courts?—?are we doing it justice?

This week in fostering blog : Family Court report: could do better

Jean-Yves Gilg for Solicitors Journal : Securing transparency and trust – The risk of jigsaw identification is but one aspect of the family court reporting puzzle

Chairman of the bar in Counsel Magazine : Court in the act (Subsequently picked up by Press Gazette and Times.

Blog post arising from a judicial conference, referencing remarks made at this event