Three Rivers District Council and others v The Bank of England: CA 14 Jul 2005

A long hearing was to be interrupted by the long vacation. The Bank sought an order to restrict publication of the part evidence given by one witness until his evidence had been concluded.
Held: Though the witness was only such and not a party, he had been centrally involved in the activities about which complaint was made: ‘weighing the public interest and Mr Quinn’s private interest, the scale has to fall, however unfortunate this is for Mr Quinn, in the direction of the public interest. ‘ However he should be allowed a short period in which he would be allowed to inform those he cared of of his previously undisclosed medical condition.


Pill, Rix LJJ, Rimer J


[2005] EWCA Civ 933




Contempt of Court Act 1981 812(3)


England and Wales


CitedIn re Trusts of X Charity ChD 2003
If a hearing is heard in private, then it is open to the court to rule that its judgment should be maintained in private. Sir Andrew Morritt said: ‘This, essentially administrative, jurisdiction is designed to provide guidance to the fiduciary as to . .
CitedScott v Scott HL 5-May-1913
Presumption in Favour of Open Proceedings
There had been an unauthorised dissemination by the petitioner to third parties of the official shorthand writer’s notes of a nullity suit which had been heard in camera. An application was made for a committal for contempt.
Held: The House . .
CitedRegina v Chief Registrar Friendly Societies, ex parte Newcross Building Society 1984
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