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

I thank my hon. Friend for that question. That is quite right and he makes an important point about social media and the risk of contempt of court. My office has prepared and promoted materials available online to inform the general public, including slides and web pages, and I entirely agree that an emphasis on education is important to ensure that members of the public do not inadvertently publish prejudicial material online, because doing so can have serious consequences.