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McLuckie v The Coroner for Northern Ireland

Authors / Contributors: Debra Powell , Bridget Dolan
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McLuckie v The Coroner for Northern Ireland
   
Issue: Whether an order should have been made under s4(2) Contempt of Court Act 1981 postponing media reporting of the inquest proceedings until after the jury had returned its verdict in circumstances where a witness due to give evidence at the inquest was a prisoner serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder.
   
Court: Court of Appeal, Northern Ireland
   
Reference:   HIG8192
   
Neutral Citation:   [2011] NICA 34
   
Judge(s): Higgins and Girvan LJJ and Sir John Sheil
   
Date: 10 June 2011