Rochdale paedophile ringleader is named – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in child abuse, news, rape, reporting restrictions, sexual grooming by tracey

“The ringleader of a gang of men in Rochdale who groomed young white girls for sex has been named after he was found guilty of 30 separate child rape charges. Shabir Ahmed, 59, led a child sex exploitation ring of nine men who targeted vulnerable young girls in the Rochdale and Oldham areas of Greater Manchester.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2012

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Spectator to pay out £5,625 over Rod Liddle’s Stephen Lawrence article – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2012 in compensation, fines, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The Spectator has been ordered to pay £5,625 in fines and compensation for breaching reporting restrictions over a Rod Liddle comment piece published during the trial of Stephen Lawrence’s killers.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2012

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Justice system criticised as Spectator faces £5,000 fine over article that jeopardised Stephen Lawrence trial – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2012 in contempt of court, fines, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The father of Stephen Lawrence renewed his criticisms of the criminal justice system today after it emerged that the Spectator magazine faces a maximum £5,000 fine over an article written by Rod Liddle that jeopardised the trial of two of the black teenager’s racist killers.”

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The Independent, 9th May 2012

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On camera – what impact will televised court proceedings have on justice? – Legal Week

Posted April 20th, 2012 in courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Television cameras were yesterday allowed to record the sentencing of David Gilroy in the High Court in Edinburgh. This is the first time that sentencing in a UK court has been filmed for broadcast the same day – normally proceedings in Scotland are only occasionally filmed for documentaries to be broadcast weeks or months later and are heavily edited by lawyers involved in the case. Filming in most English courts has been banned since 1925.”

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Legal Week, 19th April 2012

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Broadcasters lobby party leaders to overturn ban on cameras in court – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The BBC, ITN and Sky have joined forces in an unprecedented letter to David Cameron and the other main party leaders calling for the ban on cameras in courtrooms to be lifted.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Judge bans tweeting from Harry Redknapp tax trial after reporter tweets name of juror – Legal Week

Posted January 25th, 2012 in internet, juries, news, reporting restrictions, tax evasion, trials by sally

“The judge in Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp’s tax trial has banned the use of Twitter in court after a breach of reporting restrictions.”

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Legal Week, 24th January 2012

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Tweet smell of success – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 16th, 2011 in internet, media, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

“At last the courts move into the 21st century! Yesterday, the Lord Chief Justice (LCJ) announced that tweeting from court could be carried out by journalists and legal commentators without them seeking advanced permission. Otherwise judges will decide who can and can’t tweet from a courtroom.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th December 2011

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Judges will decide who can tweet from court – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2011 in contempt of court, electronic mail, internet, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Despite uncertainty over who’s a legal commentator or journalist and who isn’t, Lord Judge’s guidance shouldn’t lead to problems.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2011

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Judge tells court reporters: ‘Twitter as much as you wish’ – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2011 in contempt of court, internet, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Journalists no longer have to make an application to tweet, text or email from courts in England and Wales following new guidance issued by the lord chief justice, Lord Judge.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2011

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New reporting restriction rules in effect for criminal cases – OUT-LAW.com

“Courts must allow the media an opportunity to challenge any discretionary reporting restrictions they place on a criminal hearing following changes to court rules for England and Wales.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2011

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The Family Courts: Media Access & Reporting – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted August 1st, 2011 in family courts, media, private hearings, reporting restrictions, reports by tracey

“A joint publication of The President of the Family Division, the Judicial College and the Society of Editors.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 29th July 2011

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Contempt of court rules are designed to avoid trial by media – The Guardian

“The arrest of Christopher Jefferies on 30 December automatically obliged the media to restrict reporting of legal proceedings against the retired Bristol schoolteacher.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2011

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Should TV cameras be allowed inside UK law courts? – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2011 in media, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

“Live coverage of the trial of alleged Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic at the Hague makes compelling viewing, but it also serves as a reminder to British broadcasters that they are, for the most, barred from pointing a camera at court proceedings in their own country.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2011

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DPP Keir Starmer in favour of allowing cameras in court – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2011 in media, news, reporting restrictions, trials by sally

“The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said he would like to see TV cameras allowed into court rooms ‘in principal’ and that the idea could be implemented quickly if it was approved by the government.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2011

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Could Twitter become a threat to the justice system? – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2011 in internet, juries, media, news, reporting restrictions, trials by sally

“During the row over privacy injunctions, critics have emphasised that it is near impossible to stop people revealing information on Twitter. But what if people use it to name victims in rape cases or reveal information from court that could see trials abandoned?”

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BBC News, 25th May 2011

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Stephen Lawrence: reporting of new murder trial proves court is intent on open justice – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2011 in murder, news, public interest, reporting restrictions, retrials by tracey

“In allowing the media to report that Gary Dobson and David Norris will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November for the murder in 1993 of Stephen Lawrence, the court of appeal has recognised the public interest in open justice.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011

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First injunction specifically bans Facebook and Twitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2011 in Court of Protection, injunctions, internet, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

“The first injunction specifically banning the publication of information on Facebook and Twitter was issued yesterday amid growing fears about the culture of secrecy in courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2011

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Sterilisation legal bid withdrawn – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2011 in Court of Protection, news, reporting restrictions, sterilisation by sally

“A legal attempt to sterilise a 21-year-old mother with ‘significant learning difficulties’ to prevent further pregnancies has been withdrawn.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

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Secrecy fears after court bans contact with 65 people – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2011 in Court of Protection, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Fresh fears have been raised about secrecy in court cases after a judge banned journalists approaching 65 different people in a new gagging order.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2011

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How a secret court was made to open up – The Independent

“The Act of Parliament that created the Court of Protection was pushed through in a hurry, amid an outcry from dozens of MPs, as the government tried to get its outstanding business completed in time for the 2005 general election.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2011

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