Magistrates yesterday adopted different approaches to implementing new measures aimed at standardising the admission of the press to juvenile courts. Three of the five youth courts - Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong - posted a notice outside the courts, as required under the new Judiciary measures, stating who was entitled to attend. Tuen Mun and Eastern juvenile courts were closed. Magistrates Thomas Tsang Fan-hoi in Kwun Tong and Eda Loh Lai-kuen in Sha Tin had press identity cards checked as reporters entered the courtroom. Ms Loh allowed entry to all her cases. Mr Tsang barred entry to one. Mr Tsang said the ban was imposed in view of the interests of the child after considering the family background and the child's behaviour. Mr Tsang consulted the parties involved before starting each hearing. Ms Loh did not discuss the matter with the concerned parties. A Judiciary spokesman told the South China Morning Post it was up to magistrates to decide how to handle each case. The spokesman said the new arrangements were aimed at standardising procedures, but there were no internal guidelines for magistrates to follow step-by-step. She said it was necessary for them to explain the reasons for any exclusion and a notice had to be posted outside the court during the embargo period. A review of procedures was launched after a Post reporter revealed juvenile court magistrates were applying the law inconsistently. The reporter was barred from three youth courts but allowed to stay at two others after pointing out the relevant rules.