Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of A) (Claimant) v LOWESTOFT MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & (1) CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (2) ARCHANT COMMUNITY MEDIA LTD (Interested Parties) (2013)

PUBLISHED March 26, 2013

[2013] EWHC 659 (Admin)

A magistrates court did not err in refusing an order under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 s.39 prohibiting publication of a mother's conviction under the Licensing Act 1902 s.2(1) for being drunk in a public place while in charge of a child under the age of seven. The balance of competing principles under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.10 and art.8 came down firmly in favour of open justice under art.10.

QBD (Admin) (Pitchford LJ, Kenneth Parker J)