Sun ‘Mobile Phone’ Trial: Paying police’within the rules of journalism’, court told

25 11 2014

SunSenior Sun reporter Nick Parker, who is on trial at London’s Old Bailey, said told the Court today that paying police was “within the rules of journalism”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Reporter paid Police Officer for story about the aftermath of an alleged rape – Martin Hickman

25 11 2014

surrey-police-logo-770x472The details of a woman who complained she had been raped by two police officers were sold by another policeman to a Sun reporter in exchange for cash, the Sun Six Trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Reporter admits that he lied repeatedly about his dealings with policeman and NHS worker – Martin Hickman

25 11 2014

Sun journalist Jamie Pyatt arrives at court in LondonA Sun reporter accused of making illegal payments to public officials today admitted that he repeatedly lied about his dealings with a policeman and an NHS worker in his initial statement to the court. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Nobody at the Sun queried payments to public officials, court told – Martin Hickman

24 11 2014

Kingston Crown CourtNobody at The Sun queried payments being made to public officials, a Sun reporter, Jamie Pyatt, told a court today. Cross-examined at The Sun Six trial, Mr Pyatt agreed that it was common knowledge inside Britain’s biggest newspaper that it handed cash to public officials in return for supplying information. Read the rest of this entry »





HMRC Leak Trial: Judge tells the jury they have to decide if payments to a civil servant were in the public interest

24 11 2014

Clodagh-HartleyAn Old Bailey judge told a jury today they had to decide if a journalist paying a civil servant for information was in the public interest or a commercially driven “corrupt relationship,” noting that: “the fact that a journalist thought a story was in the public interest is not a defence to this charge.” Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 November 2014

24 11 2014

Media and Law Round Up 2The “Plebgate” libel trial began on Monday 17 November 2014 before Mr Justice Mitting in Court 13 at the Royal Courts of Justice. We had a widely read case preview last week. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: only the Bribery Act made it “quite clear” to Sun journalists they should not pay public officials

22 11 2014

The SunOnly the introduction of the 2010 Bribery Act made it “quite clear” to Sun journalists that they should not pay cash to public officials, The Sun Six trial heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »








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