Phone Hacking Trial: NI security guards ‘used war film codewords’ during covert operation to hide evidence – Martin Hickman

4 11 2013

where-eagles-dareDay 6: Security guards working for News International used codewords from war films and the Cold War during a covert operation to hide evidence from the police, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Press regulation debate: Supporting the Leveson System, a reply to Helen Anthony – Hugh Tomlinson QC

4 11 2013

newspapers_0In a recent piece on this blog Helen Anthony argued that the proposed Royal Charter framework for self-regulation of the press was objectionable because of the “statutory incentives” under sections 34 to 42 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.  These, she suggests, gives rise to various legal and moral difficulties.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 November 2013

4 11 2013

Media and Law RoundupThe phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others began this on Monday 28 October at the Central Criminal Court.  The prosecution opening began on Wednesday 30 October and continued through to Friday 1 November.  The opening is expected to finish on Monday 4 November.  The trial is estimated to last up to 6 months. Read the rest of this entry »