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Why I fought for the right to open up family courts to greater scrutiny

19/02/19

The Guardian.com, 19/02/2019

My legal bill – representation was provided pro bono by human rights silk Paul Bowen QC, family barrister Sarah Phillimore and solicitors Simons Muirhead & Burton – plus the risk of paying the costs of the other parties had I lost, would have been in the many tens of thousands of pounds. This is the price of fighting for the freedom of speech required to keep the state accountable: the cost to this mother to protect her daughter’s right to be brough up in her birth family has been incalculably more.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/19/right-open-family-courts-scrutiny-high-court