(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 24 No 7 July/August 2019

Book of the Month

Cover of The Law and Practice of International Finance: Set of 9 Volumes

The Law and Practice of International Finance: Set of 9 Volumes

Price: £2235.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


UK Public Holiday Monday 26th August

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 26th August, re-opening on Tuesday 27th.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual credit cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any Sweet & Maxwell or Lexis eBook orders placed after 3.30pm on the Friday 23rd August will not be processed until Tuesday August 27th. UK orders for other publishers will be processed as normal. All non-UK eBook orders will be processed on Tuesday August 27th.

Hide this message

Privilege, Privacy and Confidentiality in Family Proceedings

ISBN13: 9781526507891
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00

In stock.

The focus of Privilege, Privacy and Confidentiality in Family Proceedings is the key issues and principles of privilege, privacy and confidentiality that arise in family court proceedings.

Confidentiality arises when someone has knowledge of confidential material and that the law considers it to be fair for the confidant to be prevented from passing on that information. Privacy – now through the prism of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 – refers to material to which only an individual personally has access. There is a public interest maintaining confidentiality, subject to narrow exceptions. These subjects are central to family and children proceedings.

To look at confidentiality, privilege and privacy from the point of view of the family law practitioner – judge, solicitor or barrister, doctor or social worker – the law must be seen as part of the mainstream of the common law. Is a child entitled to confidentiality; or is it correct, as Working Together guidance says, that the mature child's confidences should be 'shared'? When can privilege be overridden; and when does it not apply? Does without prejudice privilege cover a mediator; and when are closed materials procedures appropriate in children proceedings?

These and many more questions are covered in this book.

Family Law
1. Introduction
2. Confidentiality and privacy
3. Privilege and court proceedings
4. Legal professional privilege: legal advice privilege
5. Litigation privilege
6. Self-incrimination privilege
7. Without prejudice immunity
8. Overriding confidentiality and privilege
9. Waiver or loss of privilege
10. Children and confidentiality
11. Closed material procedures and children proceedings
12. Release of confidential information from family proceedings