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Contempt and reporting restrictions in criminal cases: the new legislation – Alex Bailin QC

BailinThe Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 has received Royal Assent and important provisions concerning contempt and reporting restrictions will come  into force on 13 April 2015. Giving effect to certain of the Law Commission’s recommendations in its Report [pdf], four new criminal offences to deal with juror contempt and misconduct are created by the Act. Continue reading

Law Commission Report on Contempt of Court: controversial reforms seek to secure fair trials and freedom of speech – Alex Bailin QC

Law CommissionThe Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited Report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high profile contempt cases involving errant jurors and eager publishers. Continue reading

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