R v Gray

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtDivisional Court
Judgment Date1900
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111 cases
4 books & journal articles
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2010, December 2010
    • 1 December 2010
    ...AG v Wain [1991] 1 SLR(R) 85 (‘Wain’). Second, the reliance in some cases such as Wain and Tan Liang Joo (above, para 1.92) on R v Gray [1900] 2 QB 36 which Badry v Director of Public Prosecutions [1983] 2 AC 297 (‘Badry’) interpreted as requiring the consideration of the potential effect o......
  • Some reflections on the law of contempt
    • Ireland
    • Irish Judicial Studies Journal Nbr. 2-2, July 2002
    • 1 July 2002
    ...can hardly have filled the accused or his representatives with confidence. The Birmingham Daily Argus launched an attack on Darling J 63[1900] 2 Q.B. 36. 111 Judicial Studies Institute Journal which was described as “scurrilous” but neither Lord Russell of Killowen who gave the main speech,......
  • Criminal Law Legislation Update
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 76-6, December 2012
    • 1 December 2012
    ...‘any act done orwriting published calculated to bring a Court or a judge of the Court intocontempt, or to lower his authority’ (R v Gray [1900] 2 QB 36 at 40, perLord Russell of Killowen CJ). There has not been a successful prosecu-tion for scandalising the court in England and Wales since ......
  • Striking a Balance Between the Administration of Justice and Free Speech During the Live Broadcast of a Presidential Election Petition
    • United Kingdom
    • African Journal of International and Comparative Law Nbr. , June 2015
    • 1 June 2015
    ...scandalising the court, for describing a judge as an ‘impudent little man in horsehair, a microcosm of conceit and empty-headedness’.5252[1900] 2 QB 36. Lord Russell, the Judge in Gray, described the offence as ‘any act done or writing published, calculated to bring a court or a judge of th......

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