Use of live text based communication from court

Statement from the Lord President following the publication of Guidance by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

“I note the Guidance issued today by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on the use of live text based communication from court.  I will give full consideration to this Guidance and its implications with a view to formulating suitable Guidance in Scotland”.

Currently the permission of the court is required to use devices that allow live text based communication from court.  That position remains unchanged.