*Re W (Children) (Fact finding hearing: evidence and publicity)

Family proceedings – Fact finding hearing. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed, in part, an appeal against orders allowing for publicity and media attendance at the re-opening of a fact finding hearing in care proceedings. In circumstances where the re-hearing was in respect of fresh medical evidence, the court ordered that any reference to medical evidence be redacted from the earlier fact finding judgment. Further, tighter requirements were put in place regarding the control of reporting by the media.

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