Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2015

30 03 2015

Weekly Round UPThere were three important decisions of the appellate courts handed down this week, covering freedom of information, data protection and the common law offence of misconduct in public office as applied to journalists paying public officials. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 March 2015

23 03 2015

weeklynews1The four senior Sun journalists accused of paying public officials for information have been cleared on all charges following a trial at the Old Bailey. Chief reporter John Kay and royal editor Duncan Larcome were found not guilty of wrongdoing over their contact with two military sources. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: A healthcare NHS Trust v P and Q, Transparency in the Court of Protection, press should be allowed names – Rosalind English

22 03 2015

312856-002.jpgIn the case of A healthcare NHS Trust v P & Q ([2015] EWCOP 15) the Court of Protection has clarified the position on revealing the identity of an incapacitated adult where reporting restrictions apply. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 March 2015

16 03 2015

Round New 2The Mirror Damages Trial continued all week before Mr Justice Mann. in the Chancery Division. The Court heard evidence from Shobna Gulati, Robert Ashworth, Lauren Alcorn, Steve McFadden, Shane Roche, Paul Gascoigne, Lucy Taggart, Dan Evans, Sadie Frost and James Hipwell.  MGN called no evidence. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 March 2015

9 03 2015

Media and Law RoundupThe most important media law story of the week was the Mirror Damages Trial before Mr Justice Mann in the Chancery Division. The case got off to a slow start with whole first day being devoted to preliminary legal issues. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs – Steven Barnett

28 02 2015

BBCWith the BBC’s Charter due to expire at the end of next year, and the coalition reluctant to start the consultation ball rolling so close to May’s general election, it was entirely appropriate that the Culture, Media and Sport select committee should produce its own report to influence the process. Read the rest of this entry »








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