Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt, 4th Edition

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Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt, 4th Edition

 

Author Howard Johnson, Amali de Silva, Justice Sedley, Helen Fenwick, Caroline Kelly, Richard Munden, Prof Susan S. M. Edwards, Professor Richard Stone, Nick Taylor, Gavin Phillipson, Dr Andrew Scott, Jennifer Robinson
Publication Date 4th Ed 2010 (Reprint 2023)
ISBN 9788180389085
Format
Hardcover
Publisher Lexis Nexis UK

 

The press holds Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt, Fourth Edition (Part of the Butterworths Common Law Series) in high respect.

The definitive summary of the law pertaining to both criminal and civil contempt of court, Borrie and Lowe is the preeminent authority in its subject. This substantial and authoritative work is frequently cited in Courts and is highly respected by the press.

The work's fourth edition adds chapters that incorporate:

* 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

Table Of Contents of Borrie and Lowe: The Law of Contempt, 4th Edition

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

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