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By Paul Taylor QC

 

The Queen v HNC (Media restrictions)

 

24th June 2019 [Based on summary]

 

The Court of Appeal refused a number of media organisations leave to appeal to challenge a restriction on contemporaneous reporting of the fact finding trial of a person found unfit to be tried.

An order under section 4(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 was made to prohibit reporting of a fact finding trial until its completion or further order of the court.

This order was challenged by a number of media organisations who sought to have the restriction discharged so they could report the fact finding trial contemporaneously.

The Court of Appeal refused leave to appeal.

 

 

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