Case Law: R v Marines A to E, Reporting restrictions at courts martial, the need for a structured approach – Simon McKay

12 01 2014

Royal-Marine-video-012Marines A & Ors v Guardian News & Media & Other Media [2013] EWCA Crim 2367.

On 15 September 2011 a patrol of Royal Marine Commandos were involved in an incident, which resulted in one of them, referred to as “Soldier A”, shooting dead an armed but seriously wounded Taliban fighter. Video evidence of the shooting emerged later and five members of the patrol were eventually charged with murder. Read the rest of this entry »

Defamation Act 2013: Tilting at Windmills – Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott

12 01 2014

tilting_at_windmillsIn a paper published last week in the Modern Law Review, Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott considered the likely impact of the Defamation Act. Revised versions of the introduction and conclusion to that paper are drawn together here. Read the rest of this entry »