Contempt of Court: Media Reporting

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

My hon. Friend is right, and it is right to acknowledge that the press is on the whole very responsible in its reporting of court proceedings, which is why issuing a media advisory notice is an exceptional course of action. In the past 12 months, I have only done that twice. However, it remains an important power, which will be used if necessary.