News: Cabinet Minister’s 17 year old son gets privacy injunction but not anonymity – Keith Mathieson

15 02 2012

The son of Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, has obtained an injunction against the publishers of the Daily Star Sunday.  The judgment is available here ([2012] EWHC 239 (QB)).  The injunction was granted to restrain publication of a story which it is alleged would have breached his right to privacy.  The application was made last Saturday 11 February 2012 to Mr Justice Lindblom. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Supreme Court grants Glenn Mulcaire permission to appeal against “privilege against self-incrimination” ruling

15 02 2012

The UK Supreme Court has granted private investigator Glenn Mulcaire permission to appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, on 1 February 2012, that he could not claim privilege against self-incrimination in the phone hacking litigation.   The appeal will be heard on the 9 and 10 May 2012. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Law academic research – updated2 – Judith Townend

15 02 2012

Inforrm recently featured a list of media law academic articles published in the last 6 months. Since then we’ve been notified by readers of a number of other items, some slightly outside our chronological cut-off. We’re happy to bend the rules (given that six months is a short time in academic terms) to include them here, and also list some recently published books. Read the rest of this entry »