News: Leveson Inquiry – details announced and evidence called for

28 07 2011

Lord Justice Leveson today outlined the procedures and time-scale for his Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press in connection with its relationships with the public, the police and politicians.  He made a short “Opening Statement”, part of which can be seen on the clip at the bottom of this post. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Thornton v Telegraph Media Group, an offer of amends defence fails – Hugh Tomlinson QC [Updated]

28 07 2011

On 26 July 2011 Mr Justice Tugendhat handed down a reserved judgment after the trial in Thornton v Telegraph Media Group ([2011] EWHC 1884 (QB)).   The claimant was successful and a total award of damages for libel and malicious falsehood of £65,000 was made.   The case is notable for a number of firsts.  Read the rest of this entry »