News: Operation Elveden, Sun journalist Anthony France convicted of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office

23 05 2015

Sun crime reporter Anthony France arrives at Westminster magistrates' courtSun crime reporter, Anthony France, has been convicted of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office.  Mr France had paid PC Timothy Edwards a total of £22,000 for 42 stories over a period of 3 years. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation – Steven Heffer

22 05 2015

mirror_1839320bThe judgment handed down by Mr Justice Mann on 21 May 2015 in the Mirror Group quantum cases, Gulati and others v MGN ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)), represents a turning point in the phone hacking litigation.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: OPO v James Rhodes and Canongate, Injunction banning book publication discharged – Lucy Moorman

20 05 2015

RhodesIn its decision in OPO v. James Rhodes ([2015] UKSC 32), the Supreme Court has put the case of Wilkinson v. Downton firmly back in its box, not to be disposed of entirely, but certainly not to be used again against the those in the position of the defendants, the author and pianist James Rhodes and the publisher Canongate.   Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 May 2015

18 05 2015

Round New 2On Friday 15 April 2015, former News of the World editor and Downing Street head of communications Andy Coulson, pleaded not guilty to perjury at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh. Read the rest of this entry »





When to continue an injunction: Kerner v Persons Unknown, Part 2 – Dan Tench

17 05 2015

dantench_avatar_1421406492In Kerner v (1) WX (2) YZ (Persons Unknown), Mr Justice Warby has continued an harassment injunction and ordered disclosure against the DVLA so that the claimants can obtain details which may track down the respondents, a photographer and his associate. Read the rest of this entry »





Data Privacy and Intermediary Liability: Striking a balance between privacy, reputation, innovation and freedom of expression, Part 2 – Ashley Hurst

16 05 2015

ashley profile picThis is the second part of a two part post.  The first part was published on 14 May 2015

Whilst the question of the liability of internet intermediaries for damages is very interesting, in the vast majority of cases, all claimants want is for the damaging material to be removed from the internet.  Read the rest of this entry »





Four reasons why a partisan press helped win it for the Tories – Steven Barnett

15 05 2015

Press ElectionBarack Obama’s hugely experienced aide David Axelrod – who advised Ed Miliband on his campaign – was unequivocal about the press hostility which he faced in the run-up to this election: “I’ve worked in aggressive media environments before but not this partisan.” Read the rest of this entry »








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