ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT 1960 s.12

A trial judge’s order under the Contempt of Court Act 1981 s.11 to protect sensitive information heard in camera in a murder trial, which had been made on national security grounds, would not be varied to enable the defendant to present a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights based on an alleged breach of his right to a fair trial.

[2014] EWHC 3558 (Admin)

Under the Family Proceedings (Amendment No 4) Rules 2005 once the police had information from a local authority in the form of a document, they could use it for child protection purposes. However, the document, as compared with the information therein, could not otherwise be used without the court’s express permission.

[2006] EWHC 1465 (Fam)

An application based on the Administration of Justice Act 1960 s.12 to bring proceedings for contempt for publication of information relating to proceedings before a court sitting in private was refused on the basis that the constituent elements of the common law of contempt were not present.