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“Had we been legalling this and seen the copy we might have said it would be unwise to publish the dates when he was excluded and started the new school.
“Equally, it is possible we might not have done. Hindsight is a great thing.
“This is going to put the wind up journalists and editors more than putting the wind up lawyers and one will have to use extreme caution.
“The questions to be asked are:
“These editors were in court because they run local newspapers and someone complained – that in itself is unusual.”
Click here for her colleague Tony Jaffa’s article for HoldTheFrontPage on reporting trials that feature children.
Their firm’s website is at www.foot-ansteys.co.uk
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