100 Years of Open Justice in Family Law Proceedings in Australia

Legal History, Volume 16, No. 2, 2016; ISBN 978-1-925588-18-7

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3045832

52 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2017

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Adiva Sifris

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Sharon Rodrick

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This article provides a history of the principle of open justice in family law proceedings starting with the House of Lords case of Scott v. Scott in 1913 and traces the development of law over the next 100 years to uncover an increasing desire by the courts to protect personal privacy, amongst other competing public interests.

Keywords: open justice, family law

Suggested Citation

Sifris, Adiva and Rodrick, Sharon, 100 Years of Open Justice in Family Law Proceedings in Australia (2016). Legal History, Volume 16, No. 2, 2016; ISBN 978-1-925588-18-7 ; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3045832. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3045832

Adiva Sifris (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Sharon Rodrick

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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