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 »





Law and Media Round Up – 30 September 2013

30 09 2013

Media and Law RoundupThis the first round up of the new legal term for what is likely to be a busy autumn.  The first major developments are likely to concern the Leveson process – with the new President of the Queen’s Bench Division giving evidence to the Culture Media and Sport Committee the week after next. We like to keep readers up to date will all developments in the legal and media field. Please let us know about any judgments, forthcoming cases or events. We can be contacted at inforrmeditorial@gmail.com. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 July 2013

29 07 2013

Media and Law Round Up 2This marks the final law and media weekly round up for the summer. Many thanks to the readers who have sent updates during the year. A round up of the legal year will be published in due course: please get in touch with recommendations for inclusion – especially anything that has been missed in the weekly round ups – via the details at the bottom of this post. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 July 2013

22 07 2013

Media and Law Roundup Rupert Murdoch has claimed he was “overly emotional” in comments he made about the police investigation into alleged payments by journalists to public officials that were secretly recorded and reported in Private Eye and by Exaro News (see Press Gazette on the chronology of the story here). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 July 2013

8 07 2013

weekly-round-up-140x80The biggest story of the week was the publication of a transcript of the “Murdoch Tapes” – secret recordings of discussions between News Corp’s executive chairman and a gathering of Sun journalists.  The story was broken, for the second time, by Exaro News and Channel 4. Read the rest of this entry »








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