What the Hacking Trial has revealed about the culture of Fleet Street – Peter Jukes

30 11 2013

Central Criminal CourtAfter the first month of the Hacking Trial, and with a five day recess, I’m taking a moment to reflect on a wider issue, revealed by evidence, that does not impinge on any way on the case against eight defendants, who deny all the charges against them. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Mitchell v News Group, Plebgate and costs budgets, The Sun off the hook for big bucks – David Hart QC

30 11 2013

jackson_0_0Mitchell v. News Group Newspapers ([2013] EWCA Civ 1537): We all know the story about how Andrew Mitchell MP may, or may not, have tried to barge past policeman in Downing Street with the memorable phrase “you’re f… ing plebs”.  Like a lot of good stories, it may not be true, and like a lot of good stories it was picked up by The Sun. So Mr Mitchell sues The Sun in libel on the basis that it is untrue. Read the rest of this entry »