Analysis: How much will the papers pay for a kiss and tell? – Judith Townend

1 11 2011

Money is at the heart of many invasion of privacy claims, but this an area neglected by press regulation. While Clause 16 of the Editors’ Code of Practice prohibits payment to criminals and their associates, it has no provision for other types of stories. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Guardian News and Media) v City of Westminster Magistrates – Alex Bailin QC

1 11 2011

The law governing third parties’ access to court documents ought to be clear but is not. Whether a case is properly classified as a criminal or civil one ought also to be straightforward but is also most unclear. Both were in play in the case of R (Guardian News and Media) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court ([2011] EWCA Civ 1188). Read the rest of this entry »