Law and Media Round Up – 8 February 2016

8 02 2016

WeeklyRoundupAlthough it is more than 10 years since the Metropolitan Police began “Operation Caryatid” [pdf] and 5 years since the commencement of Operation Weeting phone hacking is still in the news. Read the rest of this entry »

News: A £10 million damages claim against Donald Trump and other curious litigation

7 02 2016

Kamran MalikAt the end of January 2016 it was widely reported that a “Muslim leader” was suing Donald Trump for £10 million over his claims that areas of London were “no go” areas for the police. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Daily Mail loses Human Rights Act challenge to CFA success fees and insurance premiums

5 02 2016

Daily_Mail_clock,_closeupIn a judgment delivered at the High Court today in the case of Miller v Associated Newspapers, Mr Justice Mitting rejected a Human Rights Act challenge to recoverable success fees and ATE insurance premiums brought by the Daily Mail.  However, he granted a certificate for a “leapfrog” appeal direct to the Supreme Court.  Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 1 February 2016

1 02 2016

weekly roundupLast Thursday, 28 January 2016, was Data Protection Day – launched by the Council of Europe in 2006.  This is now celebrated globally, and is called “Privacy Day” outside Europe.  Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: R (on the application of C) v Secretary of State for Justice, An open or shut case? – Alasdair Henderson

30 01 2016

lady-haleWhen is it right to keep the names of parties to litigation a secret? That was the difficult question the Supreme Court had to grapple with in the case of  R(C) v. Secretary of State for Justice ([2016] UKSC 2). The decision to allow a double-murderer to remain anonymous led to outraged headlines in the tabloids. Yet the Court reached the unanimous conclusion that this was the right approach. Why? Read the rest of this entry »

Harassment by Publication in the Media – Nicole Moreham

26 01 2016

Law of Privacy and the MediaThe Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (“the Act”) is becoming an increasingly important tool for those seeking to protect their privacy against intrusion by the media and private individuals.  The Act was introduced to combat stalking, racial harassment, and disruption from neighbours, but ‘harassment’ is not defined in the Act and its reach is therefore in fact much wider.  It has the potential to catch a range of media news-gathering activities including persistent photography, trailing, and door-stepping. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 25 January 2016

25 01 2016

New Round UpIMPRESS, the first independent press regulator, has announced that it has submitted its application for recognition to the Press Recognition Panel and its first members. The chair of IMPRESS, Walter Merricks, gave a lecture entitled “IMPRESS the future of press regulation in the UK” at the LSE on 20 January 2016. Read the rest of this entry »


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