Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 15 September 2014

15 09 2014

Summer Round Up 3As summer draws to a close, this is the third of our Summary Summer Round Ups (the first was published on 11 August 2014 and the second on 25 August 2014) to draw the attention of readers to interesting news stories, events and cases over the past three weeks.

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Law and Media Round Up – 11 November 2013

11 11 2013

Round UpThe phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others continued at the Central Criminal Court.  The prosecution opening concluded on Monday, Day 6 of the trial.  On that day Andrew Edis QC explained the “perverting the course of justice” charges (see Martin Hickman’s Report). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 November 2013

4 11 2013

Media and Law RoundupThe phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others began this on Monday 28 October at the Central Criminal Court.  The prosecution opening began on Wednesday 30 October and continued through to Friday 1 November.  The opening is expected to finish on Monday 4 November.  The trial is estimated to last up to 6 months. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 October 2013

28 10 2013

New Round UpThe phone hacking saga has now moved back to the centre of the news agenda.  Next week the first phone hacking trial begins.  This has already been dubbed the “trial of the century”.  We had a post yesterday about the forthcoming trial.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 21 October 2013 [Updated2]

21 10 2013

Media and Law Round Up 2This week we have what, to many readers, may be welcome rest from Leveson and Royal Charters. The biggest legal media story of the week was, slightly unusually, two High Court judgments. Both concerned libel actions brought by foreign residents. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 October 2013

14 10 2013

Media and Law Round Up 3Sir Brian Leveson and his recommendations for self-regulation of the press dominated the media law news last week.  On Tuesday 8 October 2013,  the Secretary of State announced that the Privy Council Committee had rejected the PressBoF charter.  She also said the Cross Party Charter would not, as has been expected, be considered by the Privy Council on 9 October 2013 but, rather, on 30 October 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 7 October 2013

7 10 2013

Round Up 2013This has been the week of “Miliband and the Daily Mail”. The country’s most powerful newspaper took on the leader of the opposition and, by all accounts, lost.  A YouGov poll showed that a majority of the public (and its readers) disapproved of the story and thought it should apologise. Read the rest of this entry »








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