MGN Pension Trustees Ltd v Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association Etc: ChD 15 Dec 1994

There should be no refusal to allow reporting of civil proceedings where criminal proceedings were not likely to be prejudiced. The critical question in relation to section 4(2) is whether there is a substantial risk of prejudice to the administration of justice which could be avoided by the making of a postponing order. The court enumerated the questions to be asked on whether reporting of proceedings to be delayed for prejudice.


Independent 15-Dec-1994, Times 21-Dec-1994, [1995] 2 All ER 355


Contempt of Court Act 1981 4(2)


England and Wales

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CitedAllen v The Grimsby Telegraph and Another QBD 2-Mar-2011
The claimant sought to prevent publication of his name in the context of the making of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO). He had been convicted of offences against sex workers. An order had been made preventing disclosure of his address, but . .
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