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Case Law: Re E (A Child), Reporting Restrictions and the foreign media, a pragmatic approach

2646_MunbyIn the case of Re E (A Child) ([2014] Fam 6) the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, returned to the vexed question of reporting restrictions in children cases. He, once again, emphasised the importance of permitting public debate about a decision.  He stressed the need to proceed with caution where the foreign media were involved and ordered express exemptions covering broadcast and print media outside the jurisdiction.  He also permitted publication by the mother on the internet in languages other than English. Continue reading

Case Law: Re J (A Child), Limiting the scope of injunctions in family cases – Hugh Tomlinson QC

MUNBY_2629027bIn the case of Re J (A Child) ([2013] EWHC 2694 (Fam), the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, considered an application for a contra mundum injunction by Staffordshire County Council.  He emphasised that the only proper purpose of such an injunction was to protect the child and refused to make an order in the wide terms sought by the Council.  As a result, he allowed the publication of video footage and photographs of a baby being removed from its parents. Continue reading

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