Pulling at the Curtain, Social Media and Jury Trials – Paul Wragg

17 11 2017

Jeremy Wright QC MP, the Attorney General, has issued a call for evidence on the impact of social media on criminal trials.  “Our Contempt of Court laws are designed to prevent trial by media, however, are they able to protect against trials by social media?Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: R (Evans) v Attorney-General, Prince Charles’ advocacy letters should be produced – David Hart QC

18 03 2014

Prince CharlesIn the case of R (Evans) v Attorney-General ([2014] EWCA Civ 254) the Court of Appeal (reversing a strong court including the former Lord Chief Justice – see my previous post) has decided that correspondence between the Prince of Wales and various government departments should be released. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: R (Evans) v Attorney-General: We can’t see Prince Charles’ advocacy letters after all – David Hart QC

11 07 2013

Prince CharlesR (o.t.a Rob Evans) v. Attorney-General, Information Commissioner Interested Party, [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin).  As we all know, the Prince of Wales has his own opinions. And he has shared those opinions with various government departments. Our claimant, a Guardian journalist, thought it would be interesting and important for the rest of us to see those opinions. So he made a request under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations to see these documents. Read the rest of this entry »