Finally, the truth about Hillsborough (but you won’t read it on the front of The Sun) – John Jewell

30 04 2016

image-20160427-30950-14wvpmkAs Jared Ficklin wrote here, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Sun, Rebekah Brooks and a Rampage of Unethical Conduct – Brian Cathcart

29 04 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThat was a bad week for the Sun. First the Hillsborough verdict removed the last shred of doubt that the paper’s infamous ‘The Truth’ front page report on the disaster was entirely untrue. Read the rest of this entry »





Stalking: why aren’t we doing enough to stop it? – Max Campbell

29 04 2016

harassmentFollowing reports about the seven year ordeal suffered by Lily Allen, stalking is back in the mainstream media.  Most people will be familiar with the term ‘stalking’.  Unfortunately, familiarity can breed contempt: many people, including, significantly, many Police Officers, still either fundamentally misunderstand what stalking is, or fail to appreciate how serious a problem it presents for our society.  As a result, many victims receive poor advice and little, if any, protection. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Ors, Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – Rosalind English

28 04 2016

kidney_dialysisIn the case of V v Associated Newspapers Ltd ([2016] EWCOP 21) the Court of Protection ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death. Read the rest of this entry »





Press regulation: theory over practice? – Rhory Robertson and Tristan Goodman

27 04 2016

Sir Alan Moses“What fun it must be a theoretical regulator. The triumph of theory over practice needs does it not our admiration.” These are the words of Sir Alan Moses, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) Chairman, poking fun at rival press regulator, IMPRESS, when speaking at this year’s London Press Club Awards lunch. Read the rest of this entry »





The not-so-secret life of ‘Generation Tagged’ – Marion Oswald, Helen James and Emma Nottingham

26 04 2016

CIR lower level pictureThe damage has already been done, said the Court of Appeal in the recent ‘celebrity threesome’ decision (PJS). Those who want to know probably already know, so the injunction preventing the identification of the individuals must be set aside. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 April 2016

25 04 2016

weekly roundupThis was a busy week in the Courts.  The most important case was the “celebrity threesome” case of PJS v News Group Newspapers. On Monday 18 April 2016, the Court of Appeal (Jackson, King and Simon LJJ) decided that the injunction should be discharged ([2016] EWCA Civ 393). Read the rest of this entry »