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A Handbook for Litigants in Person
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The Elephant in the Room – how we aren’t always as objective as we like to think (thanks to @rightbtw and @kris8dm for pic and ideas) @seethrujustice #cpconf2018

Over the August bank holiday weekend a number of the transparency project team went to the Byline Festival in East Sussex. The festival was a mixture of music, rain, and workshops, talks and interviews about journalism (next year by the way The…
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The third Child Protection conference supported by The Transparency Project will take place on Saturday 15th September 2018 at the Conway Hall in London. In 2015 the question asked was whether the Child Protection system was fit for purpose? Having…
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Today I attended a Court of Protection hearing as a member of the public, with another colleague. I did so on an unplanned basis, as I was in court for another hearing and we could not resume our hearing until our judge had finished dealing with the Court…
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Harnessing transparency in the family courts as a power for good? @louisetickle @basw_uk

Louise Tickle and I will be running a transparency workshop for the British Association of Social Workers on 8 November for social workers and their managers. Entitled ‘Harnessing transparency in the family courts as a power for good?’, this will be a…
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I’m due to go see The Children Act tonight. It was a novel I enjoyed immensely when it came out. I’ve seen a couple of lawyers’ reviews of it already, and as I probably won’t have time immediately to write my own review I thought I would gather them here.…
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Oh yes. The job of the year is now open for applications : The Transparency Project need a full time Project Co-ordinator. Find out more about this exciting job (honest) on The Transparency Project’s website here. Please do help us spread the word so we…
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I’m going to give you the good news. Because it IS good news, and I thank the powers that be for sorting it out. Here it is : HMCTS have formally launched a pilot to fast track lawyers through court security so that we can all arrive at court earlier and…
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Yesterday Sir James Munby retired. Also, it was my birthday this week. I am old. Not as old as Sir James, but old nonetheless. Also, it was Pink Tape’s birthday this month. She is 11 years old. For a good chunk of Pink Tape’s life (since 2013) I have been…
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There is a new pilot scheme running, which allows parents in certain court areas (including my own) to submit their applications for a Child Arrangements Order (form C100) in an online format. It is only open to parent who are in dispute about child…
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@zasaunders' cross examination of @barristersecret...

Zoe Saunders (@zasaunders) kindly reviewed the Secret Barrister’s book for Pink Tape recently. Now she’s only gone and managed to get an interview with SB him/herself. Before you all rush to press Zoe for the name and gender of SB, I am reliably informed…
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