Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening): [2014] EWHC 1041 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  166

‘Any order made by any court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years could not extend to reports of the proceedings after the subject of the order had reached the age of majority at 18.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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The Defamation Act 2013: reflections and reforms – OUP Blog

Posted April 14th, 2014 in anonymity, defamation, freedom of expression, internet, media, news by sally

‘How can a society balance both the freedom of expression, including the freedom of the press, with the individual’s right to reputation? Defamation law seeks to address precisely this delicate equation. Especially in the age of the internet, where it is possible to publish immediately and anonymously, these concerns have become even more pressing and complex. The Defamation Act 2013 has introduced some of the most important changes to this area in recent times, including the defence for honest opinion, new internet-specific reforms protecting internet publishers, and attempts to curb an industry of “libel tourism” in the U.K.’

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OUP Blog, 14th April 2014

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Anonymity protection for under age defendants expires when they are 18: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2014 in anonymity, children, explosives, media, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘This case raises the question whether an order made under s. 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 … prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years, can last indefinitely or whether it automatically expires when that person attains the age of 18 years. It has wide implications not only for young defendants but also for victims, witnesses, others concerned in proceedings and, of course, the media. [Sir Brian Leveson P, giving the judgment of the court , opening the case at para 1].’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th April 2014

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Bedale woman fined for Le Vell trial tweet – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2014 in anonymity, costs, fines, internet, news, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘A woman who tweeted the identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell has been fined.’

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BBC News, 20th 2014

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Gardener took £200,000 from woman of 89 – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2014 in anonymity, crime, elderly, news, powers of attorney by tracey

‘A handyman who took hundreds of thousands of pounds from a wealthy widow with dementia after gaining power of attorney must not be named, a court rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2014

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Reporting Restrictions and the New Transparency – Part 2 – Family Law Week

‘In the second part of her article reviewing reporting restriction orders and the new transparency Mary Lazarus, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, considers those cases involving aggrieved parties and cases with international implications.’

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Family Law Week, 4th March 2014

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Michael Piggin: Terror offences accused can be named – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in anonymity, explosives, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has lifted an order banning the naming of an 18-year-old man charged with terror offences.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Manuela Sykes in dementia care court victory – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2014 in anonymity, care homes, Court of Protection, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘An 89-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and says she is “miserable” in a care home has won the first stage in a court fight to live in her own home. A Court of Protection judge has ruled Manuela Sykes can return to her flat where she has lived for 60 years on a one-month trial basis.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Woman ordered to stop posting images of two-year-old granddaughter in Facebook ‘campaign’ after she was taken into care – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2014 in anonymity, care orders, children, grandparents, news by sally

‘A woman has been ordered to stop an online “campaign” against a court’s decision to take her two-year-old granddaughter into care.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2014

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Security farce over anonymity for terror suspects on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2014 in anonymity, control orders, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘Home Office is caught up in a row over its refusal to name terror suspects who have gone missing while on control orders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2014

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Pulling back the curtain of privacy in family and Court of Protection proceedings – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘New guidance on transparency in proceedings has been published by the President of the Family Division and of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd January 2014

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Home Office has ‘tailored plans’ for terror suspects as controls expire – The Guardian

‘Police and MI5 will put “tailored plans” in place to manage the risks posed by terror suspects when existing supervision measures expire later this month, the Home Office has insisted.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2014

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Family judge ‘cannot control foreign media’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2014 in anonymity, children, disclosure, family courts, foreign jurisdictions, judges, media, news by tracey

‘A senior family judge says he cannot stop the foreign media from publishing the story of a Slovakian mother whose son has been placed into care.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2014

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Two Marines acquitted of murdering wounded Afghan insurgent are named – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2013 in anonymity, armed forces, murder, news by tracey

‘Two Royal Marines who were acquitted of the murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan have been named as Corporal Christopher Glyn Watson and Marine Jack Alexander Hammond. The release of their identities follows a ruling this month at the High Court in London. It was confirmed by the court that an anonymity order preventing publication of their names had been lifted.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2013

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Anonymity Part 2: Child personal injury cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 19th, 2013 in anonymity, children, news, personal injuries, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘JXMX (A Child) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2013] EWHC 3956 (QB). In Part 1 on this subject, I discussed medical confidentiality and/or legal restrictions designed to protect the privacy of a mother and child. This case raises the question in a slightly different guise, namely whether the court should make an order that the claimant be identified by letters of the alphabet, and whether there should be other derogations from open justice in the guise of an anonymity order, in a claim for personal injuries by a child or protected party which comes before the court for the approval of a settlement.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th December 2013

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How to tweet without ending up in prison – The Guardian

‘An ill-judged tweet can land you in a whole lot of legal bother, as Peaches Geldof and Sally Bercow know only too well. So the attorney general’s new guidelines are essential reading.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

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The legal arguments behind the naming of Marine A – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in anonymity, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, media, murder, news by sally

‘It has taken more than a year for the courts to agree that the man previously known as Marine A should be named.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2013

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Judges to rule on naming Royal Marine convicted of killing Afghan insurgent – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in anonymity, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges are to rule on Thursday over whether the Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent should be named in a case that has major implications for the principle of open justice.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2013

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Further Twitter user found to have breached Venables and Thompson injunction – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Man admits knowingly breaching an injunction on images or information claiming to be the adults Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th November 2013

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Peaches Geldof could face criminal investigation after tweeting names of women claimed to be involved in Ian Watkins abuse – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2013 in anonymity, crime, disclosure, internet, news, victims by sally

“Peaches Geldof could face a criminal investigation after she named two women claimed to be the mothers who allowed their babies to be abused by disgraced rock singer Ian Watkins.”

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The Independent, 28th November 2013

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