Paul Magrath

Paul Magrath is head of product development at the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR) and a member of the Transparency Project. He is one of three authors of Transparency in the Family Courts: Publicity and Privacy in Practice.

Recent Posts

Courtly love: a bouquet of strangely romantic and erotic case law

‘The appellant is a lap dancer. I would not, of course, begin to know exactly what that involves. One can guess at it, but could not faithfully describe it. The judge tantalisingly tells us, at... Read more

Women in law: a century of change

On 23 December 2019 the legal world celebrated the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which first allowed women to enter the legal professions. Celebrations have already... Read more

The tale of a transcript, and a triumph for transparency

Previously on this blog, we had tea at the Ritz (as in: justice is open to all, just like the…). It was quite a treat, finding out all about court fees and costs. The tea wasn’t bad either, with a... Read more

Transparency: an open and shut case — or be careful what you wish for?

Three recent blog posts have engaged with the pressing issue of transparency in the family courts, and the gap between our expectations of fair and accurate legal coverage and the sometimes harsh... Read more

From Mystery to Transparency

In a post derived from his recent participation in the 2019 Putney Debates, Paul Magrath of ICLR explains the various ways in which judges promote public understanding and respect for what they... Read more

The Ritz Hotel is open to all - just like the law courts

Letter to a lay litigant Read more
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