The Transparency Project is running a training course for lawyers on the 29th January 2019 at Gresham College, Holborn, London. Attendance is free of charge, although those who attend are invited to make a donation to further the work of the Transparency Project. (For those readers who are not familiar with the Project it aims to improve the range and accessibility of information about family courts).   Details of how to book are available here.



In light of the Legal Blogging Pilot implemented through PD36J, The Transparency Project are running a CPD workshop for lawyers interested in brushing up their ‘transparency’ knowledge – whether with a view to taking part in the scheme themselves, or so they feel better prepared for responding to attendances by legal bloggers or journalists in cases where they are instructed. We know that for most advocates the attendance of a journalist at hearings is a rare event, and often catches people by surprise. Even more so where legal bloggers are concerned. What is the law and procedure? How should you advise your client, and how should you respond to any application these reporters might make?

Whilst we are keen to encourage lawyers to become aware of and involved in the legal blogging pilot, the purpose of the event is wider than that – to inform and advise on what restrictions on publication would apply or how the pilot scheme operates in the event that a legal blogger attends court.

Our aim is to assist advocates to best serve the interests of their clients whether parent, child or local authority. We’d also like to take the opportunity to gather any feedback from participants on the issues that may be emerging from the pilot scheme and their experiences of it or worries about it.

Because we want to facilitate frank discussion and enable participants to ask questions about things they are concerned or unsure about, this event is a lawyer-only event and will not be video recorded.

Although we are not charging for tickets, we do invite those wishing to attend to make a donation when they purchase a ticket. Any donations will be applied to furthering the work of The Transparency Project.

Please note that donations are not refundable.

Registration from 5.30 for a 6.00pm start. The event will run until 7.30pm, with an opportunity for informal discussion after.”

Date And Time

Tue, 29 January 2019

17:30 – 20:00 GM


Gresham College




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