Rapisarda v Colladon

Divorce – Practice. The court was hearing applications by the Queen's Proctor to dismiss a large number of divorce petitions and also, in many of the cases, to set aside decrees of divorce (some nisi, some absolute) obtained in consequence of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice on an almost industrial scale. An important question arose in relation to the possible impact on the reporting of the proceedings of the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Act 1926 (the 1926 Act). The Family Court held that publication by the media of a report of the proceedings had not, given the nature of the proceedings, engaged the mischief at which the 1926 Act had been directed.

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