Re R (Children: Control of Court Documents): CA 12 Feb 2021

The court considered a power of the court in family proceedings to control the distribution of its judgments and of other documents filed for the purpose of the proceedings. It arises from an order made at the end of a fact-finding hearing in care proceedings whereby His Honour Judge Oliver Jones directed that the Appellant, to whom I shall refer as R, should not be provided with a physical copy of the judgment or of the written submissions made by the parties, but should instead receive a summary of the court’s findings and a redacted version of the judgment from which explicit sexual references had been removed


Lord Justice Peter Jackson


[2021] EWCA Civ 162




England and Wales


Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.658144