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 Law: Traveller Movement v Ofcom, The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review – Jim Duffy

27 02 2015

Gypsy WeddingIn the case of Traveller Movement v Ofcom ([2015] EWHC 406 (Admin)) one of the nation’s great televisual fascinations became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates the limits of common law standards of fairness, as well as the lightness of touch applied by the courts when reviewing the decision-making of the media regulator. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Soldier’s wife tells court she didn’t realise £4,000 cash payment was from the Sun

27 02 2015

A picture taken on February 26, 2012 inA woman accused of conspiring in the provision of unauthorised information to The Sun by a serving soldier for payment has told a court she never read the paper because “sport and lady parts is not my thing”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Former Sandhurst Instructor blames News International for “sellling out” sources and “lower people”

26 02 2015

John HardyA former soldier, on trial on allegations of misconduct, called the actions of News International management “criminal” and claimed they had “sold out the lower people”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Soldier tells court he could not believe the Sun “would be encouraging people to commit a crime”

25 02 2015

Column-of-British-soldiers-marchingA debt ridden army officer was encouraged by an advert to sell information to The Sun a court was told yesterday. John Hardy, who is on trial for committing misconduct in a public office, admitted selling the newspaper information on Princes Harry and William while he was an instructor at Sandhurst. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 February 2015

23 02 2015

weeklyroundup_250px-180x160The biggest media story of the week concerned the resignation of Peter Oborne, The Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator. His resignation letter attacked the paper’s management and owners over the coverage of the HSBC tax story, claiming they regularly suppressed stories about the bank in order to keep its valuable advertising account. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: JX MX v. Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, Court of Appeal supports anonymity orders in personal injury approval hearings – David Hart QC

21 02 2015

baby-birth-injuryFor some years there has been debate between the judges about whether anonymity orders should be made when very seriously injured people’s claims are settled and the court is asked to approve the settlement.   Read the rest of this entry »








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