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Open justice and criminal court proceedings (Khuja v Times Newspapers Ltd)

Open justice and criminal court proceedings (Khuja v Times Newspapers Ltd)
Published on: 02 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Open justice and criminal court proceedings (Khuja v Times Newspapers Ltd)
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Article summary

Public Law analysis: Should a person referred to in a criminal trial as having originally been a suspect be granted an injunction to prevent newspapers from reporting that reference? Gavin Millar QC, of Matrix Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s answer in Khuja v Times Newspapers and says potential claimants considering pursuing injunctions of this kind will need to be made aware that it is unlikely to be approved. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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