Saturday 24 February 2018

Our family courts must end secrecy

The letter 'Mr Myers is not a family law expert' (Irish Independent, March 17, 2011) by Josepha Madigan, Family Law partner, accredited mediator and collaborative practitioner, criticised Kevin Myers when he mentioned "that secret family courts are routinely expelling fathers from family homes, with utter disregard for one half of the binary core of our legal system, that justice be seen to be done".

She says that "Mr Myers is not privy to the so-called 'secret' orders made in the family law courts on a daily basis".

However, Ms Madigan, who is a family lawyer, is not privy to the secret orders either. She only has access to the orders made where she was in court representing her own clients.

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