News: Supreme Court hears Glenn Mulcaire’s appeal on privilege against self-incrimination

13 05 2012

On 8 to 10 May 2012 the Supreme Court (Lords Hope, Walker, Kerr, Clarke and Dyson) heard Glenn Mulcaire’s appeal against decision that he should provide information to claimants in the phone hacking litigation. The case concerned the scope of the “exception” to the privilege against self-incrimination in section 72 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. The “Case Details” can be found here. After two days of argument (spread over three days due to the State Opening of Parliament) judgment was reserved. Read the rest of this entry »





Rebekah Brooks at the Leveson Inquiry: People’s pal or power broker? – Brian Cathcart

13 05 2012

There had to be something special about Rebekah Brooks. Here was a woman, after all, who managed to be a close friend of Tony and Cherie Blair, then a friend (perhaps less close and more briefly) of Gordon and Sarah Brown, and then a very close (‘lots of love’) friend of David and Samantha Cameron. Read the rest of this entry »