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Reporting restrictions in financial remedy proceedings: a review after case management in Cooper-Hohn v Hohn

Date:6 AUG 2014
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Solicitor Advocate
The careful judgement of Roberts J in  Cooper-Hohn v Hohn [2014] EWHC 2314 (Fam) prompts thoughts on publicity in financial remedy proceedings. The judge found herself required to give an ‘essentially a case management’ decision in a substantial money case where ‘accredited members of the press have been present as they are fully entitled to be’ (FPR 2010 r 27.11(2)(f)). The question for her was: ‘[2] ... the extent to which [the press] should be able to report an account of the proceedings as they unfold on a daily basis and whether there is any restriction on their ability to do so.’ The press were separately represented (though this is not clear from the Bailii headnote) and application was made for reporting restrictions to be lifted.

Roberts J refused to impose full reporting restrictions (as Mr Hohn wanted) but restricted the press on terms as follows (para [98] of her judgement): ...

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