Pickering v Liverpool Post: HL 1991

Lord Bridge said: ‘It is not, of course, possible to determine in advance what kind of public comment on pending proceedings would create a substantial risk on the course of justice will be seriously impeded or prejudiced. That is one reason why it is not commonly possible, save in . . exceptional circumstances . .to restrain, by injunction a threatened contempt in breach of the strict liability rule. But editors and publishers will be well advised to exercise great care and not to overstep the mark in this regard.’


Lord Bridge


[1991] 2 AC 425


England and Wales

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CitedIn re A (A Minor) FD 8-Jul-2011
An application was made in care proceedings for an order restricting publication of information about the family after the deaths of two siblings of the child subject to the application. The Sun and a local newspaper had already published stories . .
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Contempt of Court

Updated: 07 August 2022; Ref: scu.442009