C v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 8 Feb 2008

The court considered the practice of hearing submissions from the media in relation to reporting restrictions.
Held: Thomas LJ rejected the submission that, in conducting the Re S balancing exercise the Court should have regard to the public profile of the appellant: ‘That is because it is fundamental that all persons are equal before the law of England and Wales, as embodied in our common law, our legislation and the Conventions to which this party (sic) has subscribed . . No person in this country can enjoy a different status because he holds a public position. It is important to stress that.’


Brooke LJ, Thomas LJ


[2008] EWHC 854 (Admin)




http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2008/854.html 39(5)


England and Wales


See AlsoCrawford v Crown Prosecution Service Admn 4-Feb-2008
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In an earlier judgment, redactions had been made relating to reports by the US government of its treatment of the claimant when held by them at Guantanamo bay. The claimant said he had been tortured and sought the documents to support his defence of . .
CitedChild X (Residence and Contact- Rights of Media Attendance) (Rev 2) FD 14-Jul-2009
The father applied to the court to have the media excluded from the hearing into the residence and contact claims relating to his daughter.
Held: It was for the party seeking such an order to justify it. In deciding whether or not to exclude . .
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Magistrates, Children, Media

Updated: 14 July 2022; Ref: scu.267080