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: Sun News Editor questioned over falling public trust – Martin Hickman

18 11 2014

SunThe Sun’s head of news denied that falling public trust in the police, prison service and Broadmoor high security hospital was simply “collateral damage” for the newspaper’s news-gathering operation. Read the rest of this entry »

HMRC Leak Trial: Sun Journalist denies trying to discover tax details of war hero

18 11 2014

Old_bailey_signA Sun journalist denied in court today that she attempted to discover the confidential tax affairs of a decorated war hero. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 17 November 2014

17 11 2014

New Round UpThe biggest media legal story of the week concerned the suspended Sun on Sunday journalist, Mazher Mahmood.  On Monday, he made an unsuccessful application for permission to appeal against the refusal of an injunction against the BBC.

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Sun Six Trial: Jury hears inside story of life in the Sun newsroom – Martin Hickman

14 11 2014

The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The NewstandsThe Sun’s editor, Rebekah Brooks, went into a foul-mouthed rant against at the paper’s news editor Chris Pharo during morning editorial conference because he had presented a poor news list, he told a court today.

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Mazher Mahmood and the Met: Too Close for Comfort? – The Regular Contributor

13 11 2014

MahmoodThere were sea changes at the Metropolian Police Service (MPS) and at the News of the World (NOTW) as the 1990s came to a close. The new MPS Commissioner –  John Stevens – wanted to encourage positive press through a closer relationship with national newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »

HMRC Leak Trial: News International Accountant questioned in court over alleged illegal payments

10 11 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????News International denied police requests to access financial data during investigations into allegations of illegal payments to a civil servant the Old Bailey jury at the “HMRC Leak Trial” was told today. Read the rest of this entry »


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