Law and Media Round Up – 24 January 2011

24 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.


Once again, the News of the World phone hacking saga is the leading media law story of the week.   There were new developments almost every day.   On Tuesday 17 January, it was reported that Glenn Mulcaire had confirmed in court documents that a senior News of the World news editor, Ian Edmondson, commissioned him to hack phones (see our post here). Read the rest of this entry »

Caselaw: POI v The Person Known As “Lina” – Anonymity and Blackmail

24 01 2011

In the case of POI v The Person Known as “Lina” ([2011] EWHC 12 (QB)) Mr Justice Tugendhat granted a privacy injunction restraining the publication of photographs and, since there was sufficient evidence of blackmail, he has anonymised the claimant. In accordance with the ground breaking decision in DFT he also ordered that publication of any information as to the subject matter of the proceedings or the identity of the claimant should be limited to that contained in his public judgment. Read the rest of this entry »