News: Phone Hacking – new rulings on redactions

25 02 2011

In the last 10 days there have been a number of hearings and key rulings about disclosure of information and documents either from  the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire or from the Metropolitan Police.  These have all been given after public hearings.  A reserved judgment in another case is due to be handed down today. Read the rest of this entry »


Case Law: Iqbal v Dean Manson, harassment by letter – Edward Craven

25 02 2011

On 15 February 2011 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Iqbal v Dean Manson Solicitors [2011] EWCA Civ 123, a case concerning a civil claim brought under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (“the PHA”).  This was a landmark piece of legislation which has a broad ambit and can encompass conduct quite different to stalking and physical harassment.  In particular, it can cover harassment by the media – we have discussed this in earlier posts, here and here.   The Iqbal case provided an opportunity for the Court of Appeal to consider of issues of principle arising in harassment cases.  Read the rest of this entry »