Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks explained how to hack phones at PM’s birthday party, jury is told – Martin Hickman

26 11 2013

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 22: Rebekah Brooks explained how to hack a mobile phone at a birthday party for the Prime Minister at a country house, the Old Bailey heard today.  A close friend of David Cameron’s, Dom Loehnis, testified that Mrs Brooks had chatted about intercepting voicemails while he sat next to her during the celebration at the Prime Minister’s rural residence, Chequers, in October 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

How to avoid defamation – Steven Price

26 11 2013

gazetteBeware the defamation minefield … New Zealand barrister Steven Price has a 12-point checklist that’s especially useful for the unwary

How do you avoid being sued for defamation? That’s easy. Don’t ever say anything interesting. If you do want to say something that might reflect negatively on someone else, there is always a chance that they will sue you for defamation. Read the rest of this entry »