Phone Hacking Trial: “Just say I love you and it’s 25 grand”, Mulcaire heard saying on Blunkett tapes – Martin Hickman

11 11 2013

Glenn MulcaireDay 11:  A private detective who hacked voicemails for the News of the World recorded himself saying over a message left by a Cabinet Minister: “Just say ‘I love you’ and it’s 25 grand.”  Glenn Mulcaire made the remark as he eavesdropped a message left by David Blunkett for a woman with whom he was developing a close friendship. Read the rest of this entry »





Chambers UK: Ranking Defamation and Privacy Lawyers

11 11 2013

gI_117498_chambers 2014The new edition of Chambers UK 2014 Guide to the UK Legal Profession ranks 31 firms of solicitors in the category “Defamation/Reputation Management” in 5 separate bands and 69 individuals in 6 separate bands.  Different views can be taken about these rankings – some are uncontroversial but some are downright eccentric. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 November 2013

11 11 2013

Round UpThe phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others continued at the Central Criminal Court.  The prosecution opening concluded on Monday, Day 6 of the trial.  On that day Andrew Edis QC explained the “perverting the course of justice” charges (see Martin Hickman’s Report). Read the rest of this entry »