The Future of Phone Hacking Claims, the position updated – Steven Heffer

26 06 2012

In a post published on Inforrm on 14 November 2011, I discussed the current state of the Voicemail Interception Litigation (“the Litigation”) and the proposed new Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”). This post seeks to bring matters up to date.

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Inforrm Debate: Libel Jury Trials – Some Historical Background

26 06 2012

The right to trial by jury was a fundamental feature of both criminal and civil procedure under the common law.  While the right to trial by jury is seen, by most commentators, as a fundamental right in criminal cases, it has over the last century and a half been gradually eroded in civil cases. Read the rest of this entry »