False reporting is a threat to justice

19 Jun 2014

In the context of changes to law and practice on the use of experts, the ‘glare of publicity’ is a many-sided animal not guaranteed to give the public a complete and accurate picture.

Muddied waters

A recent article in the Daily Mail (‘End to family court experts gravy train: Witnesses paid thousands in 90 per cent of care cases’, by
James Slack, 22 April 2014) illustrates perfectly this point.

For example, the Mail article muddled private and public law proceedings and published a quote, reportedly from the Ministry of Justice, which at best is problematic. ...

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