Court Reporting

Mark Manley and Leanne Wheeler have many years of experience advising clients on what can and cannot be reported in terms of:

  • Contempt of Court
  • Reporting Restrictions
  • Libel
  • Privilege
  • Secrecy Orders under s11 Contempt of Court Act 1981
  • Postponement Orders under the s4 Contempt of Court Act 1981
  • s39 Children and Young Persons Act 1933
  • Reporting sexual offences

Wherever possible we adopt a “can-do” approach. We appreciate your need to get material out – and creatively with maximum impact. Simultaneously you want to know that in doing so your copy/broadcast is legally as safe as it can be. If a story cannot run we will tell you, and explain why. If we can suggest some innovative ways of ensuring it goes out with minimal or no risk we will do so.

We provide training to several of our media clients on Reporting the Courts.


Contact Mark Manley or Leanne Wheeler on 01244 230000

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