Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide all information HMCTS holds about members of the public taking contemporaneous notes as they observe court proceedings from the public gallery.

I am referring to notes made manually with pen and paper. I am also aware that it is a specific offence to make an electronic recording of any court proceedings without the court's permission.

Ideally I'm seeking any sort of policy documentation that confirms that members of the public can make notes as they sit in the public gallery during an active court session.

Although not strictly in accordance with the Act, if no relevant information is held can you please just confirm that such note taking is permitted.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones

Lark, Alex,

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Kind regards,

 

Alex

 

Alex Lark 

Knowledge & Information Liasion Officer│ HM Courts & Tribunals Service
│Crime Directorate  

2.21, 2nd Floor, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

Tel: 0203 334 4057

 

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Please find attached the reply to your freedom of information act request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Alex

 

Alex Lark 

Knowledge & Information Liasion Officer│ HM Courts & Tribunals Service
│Crime Directorate  

2.21, 2nd Floor, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

Tel: 0203 334 4057

 

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