Restrictions on Open Justice: A Guide for Public Law Practitioners


Eleanor Mitchell and Aidan Wills have written this first-of-its-kind guide: ‘Restrictions on Open Justice: A guide for public law practitioners’  an accessible and user-friendly practical resource tailored to the public law context.

Public lawyers are often faced with questions about anonymity and related restrictions on open justice – most often when clients or witnesses fear their identity or sensitive information becoming public in connection with a claim. As courts become increasingly alert to the importance of open justice and increasingly rigorous in their approach, it is more important than ever to have a sound basic framework for approaching these issues.

This guide covers the types of restrictions that can be sought; the practicalities of making these applications; and the rules and principles courts will apply in determining them.

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