Permanent Anonymity and Restricted Reporting Orders – Littleton Chambers

Posted July 25th, 2015 in anonymity, employment tribunals, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘The ET has the power to order that the identity of individuals named in proceedings be permanently anonymised in any judgment. This power has been expressly embodied in rule 50(3)(b) of the Tribunal Rules of Procedure 2013, although before this rule came into force a similar power already existed, to safeguard an individual’s rights under the European Convention of Human Rights: see F v G [2012] ICR 246.’

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd July 2015

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Greater Transparency in Children Proceedings: A Note of Caution – Family Law week

‘Tom Wilson, pupil barrister at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, examines the arguments in favour of greater transparency in the family justice system but sounds a note of caution.’

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Family Law Week, 9th July 2015

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Council secures lifelong reporting restrictions order in favour of 17-year-old – Local Government Lawyer

‘Birmingham City Council has secured a lifelong reporting restrictions order (RRO) in favour of a 17-year-old woman, AB, who was sexually exploited by ten respondents to the proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

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Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Court of Protection: Press will still need judge’s permission to attend hearings – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2015 in Court of Protection, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Cases heard at Britain’s most secretive court will remain largely closed to public scrutiny after the Government decided not to change the law which obliges the media to apply in advance if they would like to attend.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2015

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Mother and son missing after custody ruling in Bristol – The Guardian

‘Judge takes exceptional step of lifting reporting restrictions to help find Rebecca and Ethan Minnock and reunite three-year-old with his father.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘A fourth updated set of guidelines on open justice and reporting restrictions in the criminal courts is published today by the Judicial College, News Media Association (NMA), Society of Editors and the Media Lawyers Association. The new edition covers the new reporting restrictions applying to under 18 year olds, which came into force last month, the Female Genital Mutilation anonymity provisions which came into force this month and other changes relevant to reporting the work of the criminal courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th May 2015

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Aitken v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in law reports, media, publishing, reporting restrictions by sally

Aitken v Director of Public Prosecutions [2015] EWHC 1079 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 184

‘The editor of a newspaper did not as a matter of law fall outside the scope of the expression “any person who publishes” for the purposes of the offence of publishing information likely to lead to the identification of a child witness/victim in criminal proceedings, contrary to section 39(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.’

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2015

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Erol Incedal trial evidence must remain secret, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in evidence, media, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘The bulk of the evidence in the UK’s first terror trial held mostly behind closed doors will remain secret forever, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Transparency in the Court of Protection: press should be allowed names – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A healthcare NHS Trust v P & Q [2015] EWCOP (13 March 2015). The Court of Protection has clarified the position on revealing the identity of an incapacitated adult where reporting restrictions apply.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2015

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JX MX v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Personal Injury Bar Association and another intervening) – WLR Daily

JX MX v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Personal Injury Bar Association and another intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 96 ; [2015] WLR (D) 77

‘The Court of Appeal issued guidelines as to the principles which should apply, on an application for approval of a compromise of a claim of damages for personal injury brought by a child, where the court in the exercise of its power was deciding whether as a matter of necessity to withhold from the public the names of the parties to the litigation.

WLR Daily, 17th February 2015

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CA supports anonymity orders in personal injury approval hearings – UK Human Rights Blog

‘For some years there has been debate between the judges about whether anonymity orders should be made when very seriously injured people’s claims are settled and the court is asked to approve the settlement. This welcome decision of the Court of Appeal means that anonymity orders will normally be made in cases involving protected parties.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th February 2015

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British law student convicted of possessing bomb-making manual – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2014 in closed material, explosives, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, terrorism by sally

‘A man accused of plotting terrorist attacks in London has been convicted of possession of a bomb-making manual.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Lord chief justice attacks secret trials – BBC News

‘The lord chief justice of England and Wales has condemned an attempt to hold a completely secret trial, saying it should never happen again.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2014

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Secretive terror trial to be re-run after jury is discharged – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2014 in juries, media, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, terrorism by tracey

‘The highly secretive trial of a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in London is to be re-run after an Old Bailey jury was discharged. Erol Incedal, 26, is expected to appear in court for a second time next year. He had pleaded not guilty to a charge, brought under the Terrorism Act 2006, that he intended to commit acts of terrorism or assist another to commit them between 1 February 2012 and 14 October last year.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2014

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Lawyer for Ann Maguire’s killer says rules on anonymity must be overhauled – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in anonymity, murder, news, reporting restrictions, young offenders by sally

‘The law must be changed to ensure that the identities of juvenile killers and their families remain secret, says the barrister who defended the schoolboy murderer of teacher Ann Maguire.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2014

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Ann Maguire murder: Judge defends naming Will Cornick – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2014 in anonymity, murder, news, public interest, reporting restrictions, young offenders by tracey

‘The judge who sentenced the teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire has defended his decision to identify him.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2014

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Children Public Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted November 6th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, news, placement orders, reporting restrictions by sally

‘John Tughan, barrister, of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in public law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 5th November 2014

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Judge defends media blackout over death of Poppi Worthington – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in children, families, homicide, media, news, police, reporting restrictions, sexual offences by sally

‘A high court judge has justified a controversial media blackout around the death of a baby in Cumbria by saying possible criminal proceedings could be prejudiced by any reporting of the case.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Judge calls for more openness in controversial secret court – Daily Telegraph

‘District Judge Anselm Eldergill says Court of Protection should normally be open to the Press, in moves first mooted almost a year ago by another senior judge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2014

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