Eve’s Law: addresses of domestic violence victims must be kept secret – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘In busy working environments it is easy to make mistakes but some mistakes are more costly than others. An inadvertent disclosure of a domestic violence victim’s safe address to their abuser, for instance, could cost someone their life. Now signed by 87 MPs, Early Day Motion 900 so called “Eve’s Law” is calling for the greater protection of safe addresses.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th April 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B – WLR Daily

Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B [2014] UKSC 23; [2014] WLR (D) 151

‘A person who had been extradited to the United Kingdom for trial on a criminal charge, and who prior to his extradition had been guilty of contempt of court by disobeying a court order, could be punished for the contempt notwithstanding that it was not the basis of his extradition.’

WLR Daily, 2nd April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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R v O’Brien (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R v O’Brien (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Contempt of Court: reducing the publisher’s risk of breaching court reporting restrictions – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission is recommending that a new online service be established to help journalists and publishers reporting criminal trials discover whether reporting restrictions are in force and, if so, why. The service would be open to all publishers, from large media organisations to individual bloggers.’

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Law Commission, 26th March 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Jurors face two-year jail sentence for researching cases on the internet – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2014 in bills, contempt of court, crime, internet, juries, news by sally

‘Jurors who are found to be researching cases on the internet will be jailed for up to two years, under a new criminal offence announced today.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2014

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Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others – WLR Daily

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others [2013] EWHC 4112 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 9

‘CPR r 81.4(3), which gave the court power to order that a company director or officer be imprisoned for a company’s contempt, applied to a director who was outside the jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Contempt of court – controversial reforms seek to secure fair trials and freedom of speech – Legal Week

‘The Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high-profile contempt cases involving errant jurors and eager publishers.’

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Legal Week, 10th December 2013

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Contempt of Court: Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications – Law Commission

Posted December 10th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, juries, Law Commission, reports by tracey

‘In a report published today we make recommendations to reform elements of the law governing contempt of court.’

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Law Commission, 9th December 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Jurors who search web during cases could be jailed under new proposals – The Guardian

‘Jurors should face up to two years in prison if they search the internet for information about cases beyond what is revealed in court, the Law Commission has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Social media users warned over court case comments – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, publishing, trials, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing contempt of court when commenting on legal cases.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Juror jailed for contempt for using internet takes case to Europe – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2013 in appeals, contempt of court, human rights, imprisonment, internet, juries, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Luton juror, who was jailed for contempt of court after carrying out research on the internet during a trial, is taking her case to Europe.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Tweeters warned about contempt of court – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2013 in attorney general, contempt of court, internet, juries, news by sally

‘The attorney general is to begin issuing legal warnings to steer Twitter users away from prejudicial comments that might force trials to be abandoned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Young v Young – An Analysis of the Judgment – Family Law Week

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in bankruptcy, contempt of court, costs, disclosure, divorce, news by sally

‘Thomas Dudley, barrister, of 1 Garden Court Chambers provides a detailed guide to “as complicated a financial remedies case as has been dealt with by the courts”.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd December 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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G4S staff at Brook House centre ‘falsified document’ – BBC News

“A High Court judge has asked prosecutors to consider forgery and contempt charges after claiming staff at an immigration removal centre falsified a document.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Barbara Fari sentenced to jail over £750,000 claim – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in compensation, contempt of court, news, personal injuries, sentencing by michael

“A woman who tried to claim a £750,000 payout for an exaggerated injury has been sentenced to three months in jail.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Missing girl’s family jailed for not revealing her location – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2013 in child abduction, contempt of court, families, news, sentencing by sally

“The grandparents and aunt of a five-year-old girl at the centre of a custody battle have been sentenced to 12 days jail for contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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‘British justice on trial’: Judge urges phone-hacking jury to consider only the evidence presented to them – The Independent

“The jury that will decide the guilt or innocence of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six other defendants was sworn in at the Old Bailey with a warning from the judge that ‘British justice is on trial’.”

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The Independent, 30th October 2013

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Foreign criminal awarded £25,000 damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2013 in contempt of court, damages, detention, government departments, news by sally

“A foreign criminal jailed for robbery has been awarded £25,000 damages because of mistakes made by the Home Office during deportation proceedings.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2013

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Tamer Salama jailed again over missing daughter Elsa – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2013 in child abduction, contempt of court, news, sentencing by sally

“A father who has refused to arrange the return of his daughter to his ex-wife has been jailed again.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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