Phone Hacking Trial: Ian Edmondson halted payments to Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

20 11 2013

????????????????Day 18: News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson halted payments to the paper’s phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, the hacking trial heard today. Mr Edmondson is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring with Mulcaire and other former colleagues to intercept voicemail messages between 2000 and 2006. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Print Zeitungsverlag GmbH v Austria, a bad defamation decision based on privacy criteria – Hugh Tomlinson QC

20 11 2013

cover-customIn the case of Print Zeitungsverlag GmbH v. Austria (Judgment of 10 October 2013), the First Section of the Court of Human Rights held that a domestic defamation judgment  in favour of two local politicians did not constitute a breach of Article 10.  On the facts this was a bad decision which failed to apply established Convention case law but it is of wider interest because, apparently for the first time, the Court applied privacy case law in the defamation context. Read the rest of this entry »





Think before you tweet. Will Old Holborn ever learn? – Rhory Robertson and Tom Double

20 11 2013

Old HolbornTweeting under the pseudonym “Old Holborn”, Robert Ambridge actively seeks controversy. The self-professed “‘leave me alone’ pioneer type Libertarian” was recently the subject of a CPS investigation following his decision to post a picture of two overweight women on Twitter and callously state that they were the reason for the Hillsborough Disaster. Read the rest of this entry »