R v Socialist Worker Printers and Publishers Ltd, ex parte Attorney General

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtDivisional Court
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  • R v Westminster City Council, ex parte Castelliand Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 31 July 1995
    ... ... Cases referred to in judgment:Attorney-General v Leveller Magazine [1979] AC 441 ... rmingham Post and Mail Ltd v Birmingham City Council (1994) 158 LG Rev 523 ... R v Socialist Worker, ex parte Attorney-General [1975] 1 QB ... ...
  • Attorney General v Leveller Magazine Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 1 February 1979
    ...was held by the Divisional Court to fall into a class said to be exemplified in Attorney General v. Butterworth [1963] 1Q.B. 696 and Reg. v. Socialist Worker [1975] Q.B. 637 and variously described in the course of the judgment as "a deliberate flouting of the Court's authority", "a floutin......
  • R v Lord Saville of Newdigate, ex parte A
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 28 July 1999
    ...were identified in The Attorney General v Leveller Magazine Limited [1979] AC 440 at p. 449H and R v Socialist Worker ex parte The A-G [1975] 1 QB 637 at p.651 – 652 would not be contravened. The supervision by the public would still be present, providing the safeguard against arbitrariness......
  • Attorney General v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 11 April 1991
    ... ... Chancery Division of the High Court against the publishers and editors of the newspapers, the "Observer" and the ... case of an action in which a company obtains an ex parte injunction until the next motion day to prevent a creditor ... ...
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4 books & journal articles
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 45 No. 2, April 2022
    • 1 April 2022
    ...Commission v Parish (1980) 43 FLR 129, 132 (Bowen CJ)), blackmail (R v Socialist Worker Printers & Publishers Ltd; Ex parte A-G (UK) [1975] 1 QB 637, 649, 652 (Lord Widgery CJ, Milmo J agreeing at 653, Ackner J agreeing at 653); John Fairfax Group Pty Ltd (rec and mgr apptd) v Local Cou......
  • Reforming Police Powers of Stop And Search: Voluntary Action
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles No. 87-4, December 2014
    • 1 December 2014
    ...at col. 832.15. Ibid.16. See, for example, the remarks of Lord Widgery CJ in R v Socialist Worker Printers and Publishers Ltd, ex p A-G [1975] QB 637 at 651, and those of Lord Woolf MR in R v Legal Aid Board, ex p Kaim Todner ( a f‌irm) [1999] QB 966 at 977.17. See R (on the application of ......
  • Privy Council
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 68-5, October 2004
    • 1 October 2004
    ...proceedings in court, perhaps bygranting anonymity to a witness or victim (see, for example, R vSocialistWorker, ex p. Attorney-General [1975] 1 QB 637; Attorney-General vLevellerMagazine [1979] AC 440) which has then had the consequential effect ofregulating what can or cannot be published......
  • Divisional Courts
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 43-1, January 1979
    • 1 January 1979
    ...the Crown had to produceevidence that disclosure would be "prejudicial to the national safety".Relying on the "Socialist Worker" case, 1975 QB 637, (where it wasdecided that the identityofblackmail victims could be suppressed bythe Court), and R. ". Lewes Justices, Ex parte SecretaryofState......

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