Did nobody really know that phone hacking was illegal? – Chris Brace

8 07 2014

PhoneIn last week’s mitigation by Timothy Langdale QC on behalf of Andy Coulson, it was said that nobody realised that phone hacking was illegal. The implication has been that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”) and the Computer Misuse act were some pieces of law, that nobody realised would actually apply to journalists. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson, Miskiw, Mulcaire, Thurlbeck and Weatherup are sentenced and the press reaction

6 07 2014

Coulson Old BaileyThe final act of the long running Phone Hacking Trial took place on Friday 4 July 2014 at the Central Criminal Court when Mr Justice Saunders passed sentenced on Andy Coulson and on the four defendants who had previously pleaded guilty to offences relating to the interception of voicemails. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Two prosecution witnesses “thoroughly tainted”, Andy Coulson’s lawyer tells jury – Martin Hickman

28 05 2014

_44343516_timothylangdale203Day 110, Part 1: Two key prosecution witnesses against former News of the World editor Andy Coulson are “thoroughly tainted”, his lawyer told the phone hacking trial today.

Timothy Langdale QC, attacked the credibility of ex-NoW reporters Clive Goodman and Dan Evans at the start of his two-day closing speech at the Old Bailey. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson’s PA printed out e-mails days before Goodman pleaded guilty to phone hacking – Martin Hickman

1 05 2014

AndyCoulsonDay 99, Part 2: Andy Coulson’s former PA printed out emails stored in his drafts folder days before one of his reporters, Clive Goodman, pleaded guilty to phone hacking, a court heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson did not volunteer information to Met Police, jury hears – Martin Hickman

23 04 2014

CoulsonDay 94, Part 1:  The editor of the News of the World did not “volunteer” any information to the Metropolitan Police investigation into phone hacking, he told the Old Bailey today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson “rubber-stamped” cash payments for royal phone book – Martin Hickman

22 04 2014

Phone hacking claimsDay 93, Part 2: Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, today gave his explanation for why he approved a reporter’s requests for cash payments to police officers. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, I did not knowingly recruit phone hacker to NOTW – Martin Hickman

22 04 2014

media_andy_coulson_2Day 93, Part 1: Andy Coulson did not knowingly recruit a skilled phone-hacker to the News of the World, he told the Old Bailey today. Mr Coulson also denied Dan Evans played him a voicemail recording of a message he had intercepted from the phone of the actress Sienna Miller. Read the rest of this entry »








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