Phone Hacking Trial: Journalists told police they hacked Milly Dowler’s phone, court hears – Martin Hickman

5 11 2013

News of the WorldDay 7: Journalists at the News of the World repeatedly told Surrey police that they had listened to messages on Milly Dowler’s phone, the hacking trial heard today. Senior members of staff investigating the 13-year-old’s disappearance told the force that the paper had heard her voicemails on at least three occasions, the Old Bailey heard. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson to take the stand – Martin Hickman

5 11 2013

Andy CoulsonDay 6: Andy Coulson will take the witness stand to clear his name, his barrister told the hacking trial yesterday. At the end of the prosecution’s three-day opening statement, Timothy Langdale, QC, told the jury that they had heard “only one side of the story.” Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Re J (A Child), Limiting the scope of injunctions in family cases – Hugh Tomlinson QC

5 11 2013

MUNBY_2629027bIn the case of Re J (A Child) ([2013] EWHC 2694 (Fam), the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, considered an application for a contra mundum injunction by Staffordshire County Council.  He emphasised that the only proper purpose of such an injunction was to protect the child and refused to make an order in the wide terms sought by the Council.  As a result, he allowed the publication of video footage and photographs of a baby being removed from its parents. Read the rest of this entry »