Case Comment: R (Guardian News and Media Limited) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court – Open justice and access to court documents – Edward Craven

17 04 2012

The case of R (Guardian News and Media Limited) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court ([2012] EWCA Civ 420) is a landmark decision for open justice and the media’s ability to access court documents. Drawing on a broad survey of domestic, European and international materials, the Court of Appeal overturned the Administrative Court and upheld the existence of an inherent common law power to order disclosure of documents which have been placed before a judge and referred to in open proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »