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Published: 21 December 2017

656 Pages


ISBN: 9780198793465

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A new practitioner law publication

Miller on Contempt of Court

Fourth Edition

Consultant Editor C.J. Miller and David Perry QC

  • Considers contempt in the face of the court, victimisation of jurors, publication contempt, and civil contempt arising from breaching of orders
  • Extensive coverage of reporting restrictions, including the strict liability rule, orders made under the Contempt of Court Act 1981, anonymity, and injunctions in the High Court and in the Crown Court
  • Explores criminal and civil proceedings as well as considering the Court of Protection, public inquiries, inquests, and tribunals
  • Updated to reflect substantial developments since the third edition was published in 2000, including pragmatic guidance for practitioners as well as in-depth historical analysis

New to this Edition:

  • Procedural guidance in CrimPR 48, CPR Part 81, and Lord Thomas CJ's Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court - Open Court [2015]
  • Detailed analysis of the mental element of contempt following Dallas v United Kingdom (2016) and the judgment in Solicitor General v Cox [2016]
  • Consideration of the Court of Appeal's analysis of the distinction between criminal and civil contempt in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v O'Brien [2012] (upheld in the Supreme Court)
  • Updated analysis of reporting restriction regimes in the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 and Children and Young Person Act 1933, reflecting the changes made by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
  • Consideration of the Law Commission's consultation on Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications and Court Reporting
  • Analysis of the impact of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on the conduct of criminal proceedings

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