Consultation on live, text-based reporting from court

Close date: 4 May 2011

The Lord Chief Justice consults on live, text-based forms of communication during court hearings. The consultation seeks views on: technological developments in reporting, which allow reports to be made from inside the court; the change in identity of those wishing to report; and maintaining the right to freedom of speech, the right to a fair trial, and fair and accurate reporting. Responses to the consultation will help to form guidance that will build on interim practice guidance issued by the Lord Chief Justice.
Consultation document: A consultation on the use of live, text-based forms of communications from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting (296K) (on the Judiciary of England and Wales website)