Because all courts are generally open to the public, the media are free to come and go as they please – which means they can report on anything they see in court that day. They can’t report details that would identify children, or where a Magistrate or Judge makes a non-publication order.

While we have little control over whether your case will be reported, there are measures we can put in place if you want to protect your privacy. Our policy is not to talk to the media unless you specifically authorise us to.