This hearing at the Court of Appeal (Court 33 at the Royal Courts of Justice) took place on 15 February 2019 in front of the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane (the most senior family judge in the land) and Lady Justice King. The claimant was journalist and transparency campaigner, Louise Tickle, who had had successfully applied to the Court of Appeal about a reporting restriction order (RRO) placed at the end of a family court hearing in October 2018. The restriction order banned Louise, and any other representative of the media, from reporting on Southampton City Council’s attempt to remove a young child from her mother, on a permanent basis.
Louise was represented pro bono by Paul Bowen QC of Brick Court Chambers and Sarah Phillimore of St John’s Chambers. Permission was granted for my live tweeting in advance of the hearing and confirmed at the start, together with the limitations for anonymity.
You can read the tweets here.