It was not incumbent upon the court to provide a remedy by way of damages to compensate for a breach of the presumption of innocence where the publications were extraneous to the court system. The contempt jurisdiction existed for the protection of administration of justice and not for the protection of any individual. It would be a restriction upon the media's freedom of expression to restrain them by a judicially-imposed law of privacy.

QBD (Eady J)

14/06/2001

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