Journalism / Law


Court reporting is a fundamental part of journalism but the rules surrounding reporting change depending on the type of court you are reporting from. In this section of the College of Journalism website, former home affairs correspondent Rory Maclean tours a number of different types of court.

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Magistrates’ court

Most criminal cases in England and Wales are heard by magistrates. Rory Maclean tours a magistrates' court and explains how they operate