Q:Can I report my family issues to the press?


You need to make sure that you will not be breaching any express or implied duties of confidence before considering approaching the press in relation to your family matters. You also need to play close attention to the likely impacts that such public exposure is going to have on your case. For example if the article is later referred to in Court and seen by the judge, is it likely to be a hindrance or a help to your cause? There may be circumstances where it would be helpful, but this needs to be dealt with in a controlled way and with the assistance of your solicitor to make sure that you do not expose yourself to any proceedings in defamation or breach of confidentiality.

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