Plans to make Court of Protection hearings more transparentcould be altered, warns Mr Justice Charles.
The 6 month transparency pilot due to start later this month will only proceed hand in hand with responsible reporting and news gathering techniques. This is just as one would expect and I hope that the pilot goes ahead without incident. Encouraging a wider understanding of the Court’s work will be beneficial to those within the Court process and those who work to promote their best interests.
‘If it promotes lazy irresponsible reporting or very intrusive actions such as doorstepping, that will clearly be a factor to be taken into account in seeing whether we alter the arrangements.’