This document outlines the Supreme Court's policy on photography and filming by media outside the court.
Policy on photographing and filming by media outside court
- Parties and others involved in court proceedings are entitled to enter and
leave court buildings without being, or feeling they are being, harassed or
- Media are entitled to film and photograph people in public places in the
course of reporting on court proceedings.
The Supreme Court:
- Expects that media representatives, court staff and legal practitioners will
adopt these principles, act in accordance with them, and where appropriate
explain them to those potentially affected.
- Will place material on its website explaining the principles and their practical
- Encourages legal practitioners, court staff and media representatives to
cooperate in arrangements such as predictable filming and photographing
opportunities and camera pooling.
- Will, when requested, assist in such arrangements through the
- Will, where possible, make alternative electronic material related to court
proceedings available so as to reduce media reliance on filming and
photographing in the street.