The Inforrm winter break comes to an end today. The Hilary Legal Term begins tomorrow and we will resume our usual weekly “Law and Media Round Up” followed shortly by a preview of the new legal term.
We had a record number of visitors and page vieews in 2014 on the usual wide range of media and legal subjects. In the course of the year we passed 2.5 million page views and 4,000 followers on Twitter and WordPress. Thank you once again to all our contributors and readers in England and around the world.
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The top twenty posts of 2014 reflect the great range of interest of our readers. They were, in descending order:
- Case Law: OPO v MLA, Shock and disbelief at the Court of Appeal – Dan Tench
- The Police Tip-Off and Cliff Richard – Dominic Crossley
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?
- Privacy and Defamation, Strasbourg blurs the boundaries – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks agreed £200,000 deal with Max Clifford to settle hacking lawsuit – Martin Hickman
- The Perils of “Revenge Porn”, Part 2 – Alex Cochrane
- Phone Hacking, So they think it’s all over – Julian Petley
- It’s grim down under: Australia, Murdoch and political control – Granville Williams
- Phone Hacking Trial: alleged conspiracy pizza “probably” large Italian Supreme, with extra garlic bread – Martin Hickman
- How to avoid defamation – Steven Price
- News: Google v Spain, landmark ECJ decision in relation to freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten – Lorna Woods
- Brooks Newmark, Public Interest and the Editors’ Code – will IPSO act?
- How Daily Mail Editorial Standards are still Falling Through the Floor – Tom Rowland
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2) – Unclear clarification and unappreciated margins – Kirsten Sjøvoll
- “The cases of Vanessa Perroncel and John Terry – a curious legal affair” – Dominic Crossley
- Dutch Google Spain ruling: More Freedom of Speech, Less Right To Be Forgotten For Criminals – Joran Spauwen and Jens van den Brink
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Court Strikes Serious Blow to Free Speech Online – Gabrielle Guillemin
- Case Law: Cooke and Midland Heart Ltd v MGN: A seriously harmful approach to serious harm? – Kirsten Sjøvoll
- Case Law, Canada: Equustek Solutions v Jack, worldwide injunction against Google ordering removal of websites from search results – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it