Dr Julie Doughty, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University School of Law and Politics. She has previously worked as a solicitor and for local government and Cafcass. She currently teaches in family and child law, trusts, and media law. She has been researching privacy and openness in family courts for more than ten years. She recently led a research project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation which evaluated the effects of the transparency guidance issued to judges by the President in January 2014. The project report is currently under consideration by the President of the Family Division. This is available at: Julie has also undertaken research on adoption; expert witnesses, care proceedings, and the Court of Protection. Julie is also a Consulting Editor on Hershman and McFarlane.