November 14, 2011
Ban under §8 preventing soliciting, publishing or broadcasting the deliberations of a jury, even after a trial has finished.
Case of a juror talking to a defendant via Facebook
Since Sept. 2010, judges can allow tweeting in court
Open justice principle
Scott v. Scott (1913) — starting point of open justice
In re S (a child) (2004)
court may order publication of proceedings may be postponed to avoid a substantial risk of prejudice.
can prohibit naming witnesses where necessary
Challenging Court Orders
Excluding press from court
The Spycatcher Principle
Payments to witnesses
Payments to criminals
Shot burglar while defending house, eventually public outcry resulted in charge being lowered to manslaughter.
Filming criminal behaviour