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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‘Secret’ terror trial begins at Old Bailey – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2014 in closed material, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism, trials by sally

‘A jury has been sworn in at the Old Bailey for a terror trial that will be partially held in secret.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2014

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Secret trial defendant pleads guilty to possessing terrorist document – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2014 in closed material, documents, guilty pleas, news, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘One of the defendants due to face charges in a partly secret trial has pleaded guilty to possessing a terrorist document.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2014

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‘Pyramid scheme’ operation sees six women convicted – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in consumer protection, fraud, news, reporting restrictions, women by tracey

‘Six women have been convicted of operating a “pyramid” scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Baby removed from mother at birth: a look at reporting restrictions orders – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘M, who was 24-years-old, was in the late stages of her first pregnancy (X County Council v M). She suffered from persecuting delusions including a belief that mental health services were “murderers” and would murder her and her unborn child. The local authority applied to the court for permission not to disclose to M the care plan for the removal of her baby at birth. They also applied for a reporting restrictions order. The Family Division held that despite the fact that both orders sought were draconian, the orders would be granted in the circumstances of the case.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th August 2014

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Should the press be able to report the evidence in a financial remedy case? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 13th, 2014 in divorce, evidence, family courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘There was before the court a substantive hearing in respect of financial claims arising from divorce proceedings between a husband and wife (Cooper-Hohn v Hohn). The issue of reporting of the proceedings arose and the necessary application was made on behalf of the media.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th August 2014

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The rise of the secret trial: Closed Material Procedures one year on – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last week Justice Secretary Chris Grayling reported on how often closed material proceedings (CMPs) have been sought under the Justice and Security Act 2013 (JSA), as he is required to do annually under the Act. As the first and only official consolidated presentation of how the new CMP regime is being used, this two-page written ministerial statement warrants close attention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th August 2014

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UK’s wealthiest divorce case can be reported, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2014 in anonymity, divorce, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘High court rejects move by hedge fund tycoon Christopher Hohn to prevent media from publishing details from hearings.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2014

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Selected journalists to attend secret terror trial – the end of press freedom? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 20th, 2014 in closed material, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by tracey

‘The application to have an entire trial held in secret caused a bit of a stir when news of the application was released earlier this month. The Court of Appeal has now permitted some of the hearing to be heard in public. This will probably be limited to the formalities at the start and end of the trial and parts of the Prosecution Opening.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th June 2014

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Secret trials – a threat to justice? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 20th, 2014 in closed material, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by tracey

‘Not since the long gone days of the Star Chamber has a case happened in secret with no reporting of the names of defendants, the charges, or the evidence. Whilst some element of secrecy is common place (see any trial with a youth or a sexual offence in the Crown Court for example) the idea that someone could be arrested, charged and potentially imprisoned without anyone beyond the immediate players knowing about it was anathema to the English lawyer.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th June 2014

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New guidelines issued for reporting restrictions in the criminal courts – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted June 20th, 2014 in courts, criminal justice, press releases, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘A third updated set of guidelines on open justice and reporting restrictions in the criminal courts is published today by the Judicial College, Newspaper Society, Society of Editors and the Media Lawyers Association.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th June 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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