*Cumbria County Council v M and others

Practice – Family proceedings. During a fact-finding hearing concerning the death of a child, a schedule of failings, in which the investigation into the child's death was analysed, was produced. The judgement was not made public and a reporting restriction order was made. The media applied for disclosure of the fact-finding judgment and the schedule of failings to their legal advisors. The Family Division held that the balance fell in favour of disclosure of the fact-finding judgment, but not the schedule of failings, to identified legal advisers to the media for an identified purpose and subject to strict controls.

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