John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
GiorgioVasari 5th February 2016 at 7:31 pm # A wake up call. For anyone interested in the up and coming case HMA v Whyte, Green et al then this is essential reading to my mind.
Good weekend all GV

And to reiterate the final paragraphs and do note that STV tonight via Grant to JD stated they were advised NOT to publish the REMAINING charges (these were on here earlier mods) (presumably because this might change):
So what are the rules? Any conduct – any comment – any commentary – any tweet – which tends “to interfere with the course of justice in particular legal proceedings” is a contempt of court, “regardless of intent to do so.” This catches any comments which create “a substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced.” Your social media reach matters, but if you have any kind of audience, don’t kid yourself. You aren’t a world away from STV or the Daily Record, and you can’t expect the judiciary to treat you as such.
You are protected if you are offering only a “fair and accurate report of legal proceedings held in public, published contemporaneously and in good faith.” Publications “made as or as part of a discussion in good faith of public affairs or other matters of general public interest” are also not treated as contempts of court “if the risk of impediment or prejudice to particular legal proceedings is merely incidental to the discussion”. But if you breach that? The maximum penalty under the Act is two years in prison or a hefty fine. 
So don’t kid yourself. Journo or punter, superfan or utterly indifferent to soccer: this isn’t America. This isn’t a free for all. Duly warned.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Here’s is a wee guide certain chaps at the FTT ought to have read before getting turned over 14

Click to access gray_writing-judgments-which-wont-be-overturned.pdf

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
This real or more rubbish left in the calendar by The Rolls Court service ?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
At half past 10
Part Heard
HC-2014-000601 Peires v Bickerton’s Aerodromes Ltd
Not before 2 o’clock
HC-2015-002185 Sports Direct International Plc v Rangers International Football Club Plc

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