Louise Tickle v Council & Borough of North Tyneside v G v H, J & I [2015] EWHC 2991 (Fam)

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22 October 2015

Lucy acted for freelance journalist Louise Tickle in Tickle v Council & Borough of North Tyneside v G v H, J & I (Children) EWHC 2991 (Fam) in which she successfully secured permission for her to anonymously report information relating to the proceedings involving the children of a mother whose youngest child was removed at birth but was rehabilitated to her care at the conclusion of care proceedings.

In this unusual application Lucy Reed secured access to the court papers and transcripts of all previous proceedings, and a relaxation of the provisions of s12 AJA 1960 to enable the story to be reported in detail, with only minimal restriction on reporting to prevent identification of the children. Lucy Reed acted pro bono through public access in this case, owing to the public interest issues arising.