Family Justice Council guidance on covert recordings in private children proceedings
Technology and therefore the ease of making and editing covert recordings on mobile phones and other devices continues to advance, leading to family practitioners increasingly receiving recordings by or of their clients. The cost of dealing with these recordings can be significant, potentially including fees for hours of transcriptions, satellite litigation to decide on admissibility and time spent by both parties’ legal representatives listening to or watching them. Careful consideration therefore needs to be given as to whether such evidence is going to help or hinder a client’s position and what the true cost implications may be at the earliest opportunity. Read the full article below.