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Contempt    December 10, 2013  
Internet research jurors "should face criminal charge"

The (UK) Law Commission has just released its report on jurors and the internet … This article looks at the proposed new criminal offence of juror contempt ... more

Contempt    December 1, 2013  
Thomas Tate v Amanda Duncan-Strelec

Self-represented defendant facing contempt charges over defamatory website tells the NSW Supreme Court she is ready to go to jail “because I’m telling the truth” ... The plaintiff says he’s content with an injunction, rather than damages ... more

Contempt    March 4, 2013  
Take-down orders in the internet age

A fair trial in the internet age? Paul Karp discusses the characteristics of the internet which make take-down orders to battle sub judice contempt increasingly futile ... more

Contempt    February 15, 2013  
Contempt of court

The UK Law Commission’s consultation paper Contempt of Court is currently looking at online historical publications, the position of the juror and measures to ensure a fair trial for the accused. Melbourne media lawyer Peter Bartlett reviews the Australian experience in this submission to the commission ... more