News just in that the legal blogging pilot (PD36J) has been extended until the end of December. The pilot has been running since 2018 and allows legally qualified legal bloggers to attend private family hearings to aid transparency.

Earlier this year the Family Procedure Rule Committee sought views on how the pilot was working. You can read our response here.

You can read more about the legal blogging pilot on our legal bloggers page here. That page includes an explanation of the scheme, materials for those thinking of trying their hand, and links to all the blog posts we’ve been able to publish under the pilot.

Our most recent post under the pilot is this one from Alice, who ‘attended’ a hearing in Reading, held remotely via video link :

So, you can look forward to more legal blogging form us over the coming months. Please do get in touch if you would like to find our more or to participate in the pilot.

We have a small favour to ask! 


The Transparency Project is a registered charity in England & Wales run largely by volunteers who also have full-time jobs. We’re working hard to secure extra funding so that we can keep making family justice clearer for all who use the court and work within it.

We’d be really grateful if you were able to help us by making a small one-off (or regular!) donation through our Just Giving page.

Thanks for reading!

Feature Pic : thanks to Ignacio Ferre Perez on Flickr (Creative Commons)