Law and Media Round Up – 6 February 2012

6 02 2012

Former MSP Tommy Sheridan was freed from prison last week, after serving a year of his three-year sentence for perjury committed during his libel case against News of the World. According to his lawyer, a ban on speaking to the media was lifted by the Scottish prison service. Sheridan is now contemplating his next steps, reported The Herald. Read the rest of this entry »





Did the PCC turn a blind eye to evidence that phone hacking went beyond one rogue reporter? – Martin Moore

6 02 2012
In his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, the former chairman of the PCC defended the reaction of the PCC to the conviction of Clive Goodman (pictured) and Glenn Mulcaire for phone hacking in 2007.  In answer to questions from Counsel to the Inquiry, Robert Jay QC, the following exchange took place (see 31 January 2012, p.30): Read the rest of this entry »