100 Years of Open Justice in Family Law Proceedings in Australia
Legal History, Volume 16, No. 2, 2016; ISBN 978-1-925588-18-7
52 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2017
Date Written: 2016
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
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