At least we can be sure that the accredited media who are now permitted access to the family courts can be relied upon to report lawfully, accurately and without bias or pathos…sorry, did I snigger when I said that? What a shocking piece of journalism / creative writing. There are self-indulgent English idyll flourishes (the reporter tells us ‘I met George on one of those bright days when the English countryside is at its most luminous and all seems right with the world’ – by Gad I can smell the Pimms), references to Charles and Di, and a male protagonist who is more like your ‘average vicar’ than an F4J campaigner (I think that’s reassuring). They should get Hugh Grant to star in the movie of it and call it Four Weddings and a Divorce. Can you guess which paper it comes from before clicking on the link?
I am increasingly cnvinced that there is a market to be cornered in educating journalists about s12 Administration of Justice Act 1960. And, given the frequency with which it is ignored, a case for it’s early reform.