Why does the Family Court publish its judgments in anonymised form? What are the practical options for anonymisation? How are pseudonyms allocated? How does the Court ensure that judgments are sufficiently anonymised to avoid identification of parties and their children without impacting on the integrity of the Judge’s reasons? How does the Court balance the competing needs for public access and parties’ privacy?
This paper provides an overview of judgment anonymisation and publication by the Family Court, and examines some of the associated problems.
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