DL v SL

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division held that the law concerning the presence of the media in the private family proceedings, which was contained in r 27.11 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Practice Direction 27B, did not extend to breaching the privacy of the parties in the proceedings. Rule 27.10 did contain a presumption that financial remedy proceedings should be heard in private, which should not be derogated from unless there was a compelling reason to do so. Accordingly, the court made an order restricting reporting of the case in such a way that could lead to the identification of the parties.

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