Sun Four Trial: Prosecution Closing, jury reminded of Rebekah Brooks admission of payments to police officers

4 03 2015

rebekah-brooks-andy-coulsonThe Sun’s relationship with some of it’s sources was “profoundly corrupt,” a court heard yesterday. Summing up the prosecution case against four senior staff at the newspaper, an army officer and his wife Michel Parroy QC told an Old Bailey jury that the trail was “in the end about greed,” greed from the sources for money and greed from the Sun for stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Four Trial: Judge’s directions on public interest and closing speeches begin

4 03 2015

Geoffrey CoxNews International gave police investigating alleged misconduct by their staff access to over 23 million internal emails a court was told yestertoday. Read the rest of this entry »

From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that – Graham Smith

4 03 2015

big-brother-watchBig Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into charges and cautions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988. Read the rest of this entry »

Mirror Damages Trial: Phone hacking was “rife” at MGN titles, court told [Updated2]

3 03 2015

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsThe civil claim by eight representative claimants against MGN Ltd, publishers of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the People began today – after yesterday was devoted to preliminary legal argument. MGN has admitted liability in relation to each of the claimants and the main purpose of the trial is to establish damages guidelines for subsequent cases. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Northern Ireland: CG v Facebook Ireland, Harassment of Sex offenders and a Facebook injunction – Lorna Skinner

3 03 2015

Keeping Kids SafeIn CG v. Facebook Ireland Ltd and Joseph McCloskey ([2015] NIQB 11) a convicted sex offender was awarded £20,000 for misuse of private information and harassment claims brought in respect of a Facebook page designed to identify and track the whereabouts of sex offenders.  An injunction was granted against Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2015

2 03 2015

Weekly-Roundup1The first civil phone hacking trial will begin before Mr Justice Mann on 2 March 2015 with a time estimate of 10 days.  We had a Case Preview yesterday but so far the case has attracted little attention from the press. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015

1 03 2015

mirror_1839320bOn Monday 2 March 2015, the first phone hacking trial will finally begin, nearly 4 years after a “phone hacking managing judge” was first appointed .  In Court 15 of the Rolls Building the current managing judge Mr Justice Mann will begin hearing the trial in the case of Various Claimants v MGN Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »


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