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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast series aims to discuss the issues surrounding press and publicity in Employment Tribunals. Part One looks at the Open Justice Principle and the key restrictions of the media. Part Two examines Restricted Reporting Orders, the Tradition Ruling and Register Deletion Orders.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the general rules surrounding court proceedings and reporting;
  • Understand how the Open Justice principle has been articulated by the courts;
  • Know the exceptions to the Open Justice principle;
  • Understand the influence of the Human Rights Act in this area;
  • Know the ruling in Obrserver and Guardian v UK [1991];
  • Understand the sanctions pertaining to Contempt of Court and defamamtion;
  • Understand the ruling in HM Treasury v Ahmad [2010];
  • Know the general rules surrounding public hearings in Employment Tribunals;
  • Understand the rule 16 exceptions;
  • Know the ruling in AB v Ministry of Defence (2009);
  • Understand the leading authority in XXX v YYY [2004] IRLR 137.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • R v Legal Aid Board ex p Kaim Todner (a firm) [1998] 3 WLR 925;
  • Scott v Scott [1913] AC 417;
  • A-G v Leveller [1979] AC 440;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Observer and Guardian v UK [1991] ECHR 13585/88;
  • McCartan, Turkington Breen v Times Newspapers Ltd [2001] 2 AC 277;
  • Defamation Act 1996;
  • R v B [2006] EWCA Crim 2692;
  • H M Treasury v Ahmad [2010] 2 WLR 325;
  • Milne and Lyall v Waldren [1980] ICR 138;
  • AB v Ministry of Defence (2009) EAT, unreported;
  • R v Southampton Industrial Tribunal [1995] IRLR 247;
  • XXX v YYY [2004] IRLR 137.

In this two part CPDcast series, James Laddie, a barrister at Matrix Chambers discusses press and publicity in Employment Tribunals.

Part One James looks at the general common law rules surrounding court proceedings and reporting, the open justice principle, the influence of the Human Rights Act and the key restrictions on the media. James concludes the podcast by examining the general rule in public hearings of employment tribunals and the rule 16 exceptions.

In part 2 he will discuss Restricted Reporting Orders, the Tradition Ruling, Register Deletion Orders and finally anonymity orders.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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