Law and Media Round Up – 12 March 2012

12 03 2012

The Mirror Group was refused permission by the Supreme Court to appeal its contempt of court conviction for coverage of Christopher Jefferies in 2011. Press Gazette reports here; the Independent reports here. It was reported that the application against the Divisional Court decision was rejected on the grounds “that it did not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance which ought to be considered by the Supreme Court“. It also held that “this was a very clear case of contempt of court”. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Hacked Off launches a campaign for disclosure of “Operation Motorman” files

12 03 2012

“Hacked Off” has, today, launched a campaign to persuade the Leveson Inquiry to release the files from”Operation Motorman“, the 2003 investigation in data protection breaches by newspapers.  In a Press Release issued today, Hacked Off points out that the files have been seen by the Leveson Inquiry, by lawyers for national newspapers and by the newspapers themselves but remain secret from the  public and the victims. Read the rest of this entry »