‘Happy slapping’ youths detained for grandfather death – BBC News

“Two teenage members of a ‘happy slapping’ gang who fatally beat a retired care worker in front of his young granddaughter in south London have been detained.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2010

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Jon Venables case: the legal arguments – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2010 in news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The Jon Venables case raises thorny issues about media responsibility and the competing interests of open justice and the right not just to a fair trial, but to life.”

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2010

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Bulger killer child pornography case: Judge lifts ban – The Guardian

“A judge today ruled that the public can be told that Jon Venables, one of the killers of two-year-old James Bulger, has been charged with downloading and distributing child pornography.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2010

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Offenders who commit ‘grave crimes’ must be named, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 9th, 2010 in alcohol abuse, assault, murder, news, reporting restrictions, young offenders by sally

“A judge said the public deserved to know the identities of offenders who committed ‘grave crimes’ as he allowed the naming of a juvenile who killed an innocent peacemaker with a single punch.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2010

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Greater media scrutiny necessary to increase accountability in family courts – Ministry of Justice

“Legislative proposals included in the Children, Schools and Families Bill should encourage media attendance at family court cases, the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st January 2010

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Straw promises another increase in media scrutiny of family courts – The Times

Posted July 9th, 2009 in family courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Thousands of cases in the family courts will be exposed to increased public scrutiny under reforms to be announced today by Jack Straw.”

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The Times, 9th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Celebrity seeks family court media ban – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2009 in family courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Celebrities should be exempt from new rules opening the family courts to the media, a famous man and his former partner argued today in an effort to protect the privacy of their children.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2009

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Earl Spencer fails to win blanket press ban in divorce proceedings – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2009 in divorce, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Earl Spencer and his former wife, Caroline, were united yesterday in an attempt to oust the media from their battle for a divorce settlement at the High Court.”

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The Times, 24th June 2009

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Court refuses ‘futile’ reporting restriction on paternity story – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, paternity, reporting restrictions by sally

“Banning the further reporting of a story which has already gained the attention of millions of people around the world would be ludicrous, absurd and unenforceable, the High Court has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2009

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Reading this story will restrict your freedom to blog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 1st, 2009 in internet, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Bloggers might be able to escape reporting restrictions on sensitive court cases because they have not been informed of the restrictions. An ongoing case about a boy said to have fathered a child at 12 years of age has highlighted the issue.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st April 2009

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Judge bans further reporting on story of 13-year-old father – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2009 in children, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“A High Court judge yesterday banned any further reporting about a 13-year-old boy who allegedly fathered a baby with a 15-year-old.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2009

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Edwina Millward: first woman president of the Association of District Judges – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 13th, 2009 in family courts, judges, news, reporting restrictions, women by sally

“For District Judge Edwina Millward, justice secretary Jack Straw’s announcement that the family courts are to be opened up to the media raises considerable concerns.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th February 2009

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Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills divorce details to be published – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in divorce, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Details of Sir Paul McCartney’s acrimonious divorce are set to be published by the High Court to end the speculation over the size of the financial award which could be the biggest in British legal history.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2008

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Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court – Times Law Reports

Posted February 20th, 2008 in anonymity, law reports, reporting restrictions by sally

Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Courts should take great care when imposing orders restricting the reporting of criminal proceedings.”

The Times, 20th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills ordered to stay silent – The Times

Posted February 13th, 2008 in divorce, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are under a strict order from Mr Justice Bennett, the High Court judge for their divorce settlement hearing, that they risk contempt of court proceedings and fines if details of the negotiations are leaked to the media.”

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The Times, 13th February 2008

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Dust off the closed files, justice is opening up – The Times

Posted February 12th, 2008 in reporting restrictions, special report by sally

“The media’s freedom to report legal matters is always in a state of flux, but new access to documents will improve scrutiny.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

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ID ban lifted on child porn man – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2008 in children, news, pornography, reporting restrictions by sally

“A man convicted of child pornography offences can be named, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

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High Court lifts gagging order on Iraqi abuse case – The Times

Posted February 1st, 2008 in armed forces, Iraq, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The High Court today lifted a restraining order on The Times and other newspapers which had prevented reporting of allegations that British troops took part in the killing of 22 Iraqis.”

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The Times, 31st January 2008

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The extraordinary case of Britain’s most secret murder trial – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2008 in murder, news, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions by sally

“A court hearing tomorrow, being described by lawyers as unprecedented in UK legal history, will decide whether the death of the man who took the last photograph of George Bernard Shaw must remain a mystery.”

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The Independent, 27th January 2008

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Judge agrees to hold murder trial in secret – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2008 in murder, public interest immunity, reporting restrictions, witnesses by sally

“Much of a murder trial will be held in secret for reasons of ‘national security’, an Old Bailey judge ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk