Phone Hacking, Don’t let them fool you, most victims were not famous – Brian Cathcart

27 04 2017

It has become routine: another batch of phone hacking victims win compensation from a newspaper and the story is reported (where it is reported at all) as if only celebrities were involved.  Read the rest of this entry »





CFAs and ATE premiums out of the running in freedom of expression cases – Nicola Cain

11 04 2017

In the case of Times Newspapers Ltd v Flood; Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd; and, Frost and others v MGN Ltd ([2017] UKSC 33), the defendant media organisations each brought an appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to the obligation that they pay additional liabilities in cases engaging their right to freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Mirror Phone Hacking Litigation, admissions and apologies in twenty nine more cases

19 11 2016

TrinityMirrorOn 17  November 2016, Mirror Group admitted liability and apologised in twenty nine more phone hacking cases.  Statements in open court were read before the managing judge, Mr Justice Mann. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone hacking litigation, NGN instructs new solicitors

30 09 2016

News International building in WappingNews Group Newspapers (“NGN”), the defendant in the Sun and News of the World phone hacking litigation, has instructed new solicitors, Clifford Chance, to replace Linklaters. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking: News International Executives Myler and Crone misled House of Commons committee

15 09 2016

myler-and-croneThe House of Commons Committee of Privileges has found that former News of the World editor Colin Myler and former Legal Manager Tom Crone misled the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee when giving evidence about phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





How to stop your phone from being hacked – Ali Dehghantanha

25 05 2016

Mobile PhoneIf you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »