Court reporting restrictions guide

London-based law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has produced a free guide to help journalists navigate the minefield of court reporting restrictions.

Produced in conjunction with the Society of Editors, the 30-page guide includes sections on magistrates courts, youth courts, family proceedings and divorce hearings.

It also deals with the thorny subject area of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders involving juveniles, made more complicated this year by the passing into law of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.

RPC solicitor Kirsty Howarth said: “While it is generally accepted that restrictions on the media should only be imposed in exceptional circumstances, the reality is that the law in this area is becoming increasingly complex.”

To get a copy, call 020 7306 3588.

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