Contempt of Court - A Timely Reminder


By Media Team

Samuel Peace, Solicitor in the Media Team, writes about contempt of Court in this interesting article

Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defence League, has appeared all over the news recently, having been jailed for the potential prejudice of a court case in Leeds. Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (Tommy’s real name) was arrested in Leeds last week after he was broadcasting on social media, outside of Leeds Crown Court where a long trial was taking place. Tommy Robinson pleaded guilty to a charge of contempt of court, in which the judge told him his actions of broadcasting all over social media would have caused the on-going trial to be re-run, which could have cost the taxpayer “hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds”!
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