Case Law: R (Guardian News) v City of Westminster Magistrates – “Information is knowledge, knowledge is power” – Matthew Flinn

26 01 2011

R (on the application of Guardian News and Media Limited) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2010] EWHC 3376

The Guardian newspaper has failed to convince the High Court that it should be able to see key documents in the trial of three men threatened with extradition to the United States on charges of corruption and bribery. The case highlights the finely balanced right to freedom of information. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Time to put flesh on the bones of ‘access to justice'” – Jeremy Clarke-Williams

26 01 2011

Nearly nine years ago, on 1 February 2002, the Daily Mirror published its infamous picture of Naomi Campbell emerging from her Narcotics Anonymous meeting.  This, and the accompanying articles, led to a privacy claim that wound its way through the entire UK court system.  The European Court of Human Rights has now delivered its judgment. Read the rest of this entry »