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Practice Direction (Applications for Reporting Restriction Orders)
Reference  2 FLR 120
Court Family Division
Judge Butler-Sloss P
Date of Judgment 18 Mar 2005
Family Division – Reporting Restriction Orders – Applications in High Court – Notifying Respondents – Without Notice Orders – s.12 Human Rights Act 1998
Practice Direction issued by the President of the Family Division with the concurrence and approval of the Lord Chancellor.
Practice on applications for injunctions to restrain publication.
(1) Applications to be made in the High Court only; cases in the County Court must be transferred; and (2) Applications for injunctions against the media at large should be served by the PA’s CopyDirect service;
This – together with the Practice Note issued on the same day – now forms the basis of the procedure to be adopted in seeking reporting restriction orders in the Family Division.
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