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Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt Fourth edition (Part of the Butterworths Common Law Series)

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781405736879

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Why you should buy Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt Fourth edition (Part of the Butterworths Common Law Series)


The leading authority in its field, Borrie and Lowe is a comprehensive statement of the law relating to criminal and civil contempt of court. Regularly cited in the Courts, this substantial and authoritative title is also highly regarded by members of the press.

In its fourth edition, the work includes chapters incorporating:

* Human Rights Act 1998
* Children and Young Persons Act 1933
* Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999
* Civil Procedure Rules - alternative approaches to prejudicial publicity and how it impacts on different sets of proceedings, recent common law and statutory developments
* Discussion on journalists' privilege of non-disclosure of sources
* Discusses the growth of digital publications via the Internet and the problems it may cause for jurors - e.g. assuming the guilt of a defendant
* Considers whether publication on Internet sites such as Facebook etc. fall into the 'strict liability' contempt under the Contempt of Court Act 1981
* Considers whether search engines such as Google and Yahoo are responsible for prejudicial material published on the Internet that may be liable for contempt

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Contents

Preface by Lord Justice Sedley, Royal Court of Justice;

PART 1 – OVERVIEW;
1. Introduction ;
2. Constitutional context;
3. Internet and globalisation;

PART 2 – STRICT LIABILITY;
4. Overview of the 1981 Act (include common law);
5. Criminal contempt;
6. Civil contempt;

PART 3 – REPORTING THE COURTS;
7. Criminal;
8. Civil;
9. Family;

PART 4 – INTERFERENCE WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE;
10. Interference with witnesses;
11. Scandalising the court;
12. Misconduct in court;

PART 5 –CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS;
13. Bringing contempt proceedings;
14. Responsibility for contempt by publication;

PART 6 – MISCELLANEOUS;
15. Journalist source;
16. Tribunals of inquiry;
17. The future;

Appendices;
Contempt of Court Act 1981;
Human Rights Act 1998