News: MGN v United Kingdom, judgment tomorrow [updated]

17 01 2011

At 10.00am, Strasbourg time tomorrow, 18 January 2011, the Court of Human Rights will give a written judgment on an application brought by MGN Limited against the United Kingdom.  This was lodged more than 6 years ago, on 18 October 2004  (Case No. 39401/04).  In this original application MGN Limited contested the decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v MGN ([2004] 2 AC 457) that it breached Ms Campbell’s privacy by the publication of an articles in February 2001 in which it divulged details about her drug addiction therapy.  Read the rest of this entry »





“Sorry” – Statements in Open Court in Libel Actions, 2003-2010

17 01 2011

In our post on how defamation actions were disposed of in 2010 we had a list of 46 Statements in Open Court in libel actions in that calendar year.  The figures were provided by Mr Benjamin Pell who has now drawn our attention to the “Benjamin Pell Statistic of the Month” in the David Price Solicitors and Advocates Media Law Newsletter for March 2008 which provides the figures for statements in open court from 2003 to 2008.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 January 2011

17 01 2011

In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post.

News

The News of the World phone hacking saga continues (although it is still notably absent from large sections of the press).   On Friday it was reported that prosecutors are to conduct a “comprehensive assessment” of all material collected by Scotland Yard linked to the phone hacking scandal. Read the rest of this entry »