Justice for Grace Millane: a new Commonwealth contempt framework? – Erica Henshilwood

27 11 2019

The New Zealand Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, has called for an international judicial contempt framework to be agreed between NZ, the UK, Australia and Canada in an effort to address the (in)effectiveness of reporting restrictions in criminal trials today. Read the rest of this entry »

Libel: Tinkler, Koutsogiannis and Sheikh, distinguishing natural and ordinary meaning from the reactions of a Book Club – Erica Henshilwood

12 11 2019

Since the removal of the presumption that actions will be tried by juries, the preliminary determination of ‘meaning’ has become commonplace in libel cases.  This involves the (artificial) exercise of determining the ‘single meaning’ of the words complained about. Read the rest of this entry »