Phone Hacking Trial: Hacking rife at Sunday Mirror and NOTW, former reporter tells court – Martin Hickman

27 01 2014

Dan Evans Day 46, Part 2:  Phone hacking was rife at the Sunday Mirror and the News of the World and senior journalists were fully aware of the practice, a phone hacking ‘supergrass’ told the Old Bailey today.   Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Close relative of Jude Law secretly paid by NOTW for information, trial told – Martin Hickman

27 01 2014

Jude LawDay 46:  A close relative of Jude Law was secretly paid by the News of the World for supplying information about the actor, Andy Coulson’s lawyer suggested today. At the Old Bailey, Timothy Langdale QC wrote down and passed to the Hollywood star the names of three associates he suggested had been feeding information to the Sunday tabloid at the time his phone was being hacked. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Vidal-Hall v Google, New Year, new tort of misuse of private information – Dominic Ruck Keene

27 01 2014

google-sign-9 A group of UK Google users called ‘Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking’ have claimed that the tracking and collation of information about of their internet usage by Google amounts to misuse of personal information, and a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.  In this judgment (Vidal Hall and Ors v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 13 (QB)) the Judge confirmed that misuse of personal information was a distinct tort. He also held that the English courts had jurisdiction to try the claims.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 January 2014

27 01 2014

Media and Law Round Up 2We begin with a rare Court of Appeal libel judgment and another defeat for the Daily Mail.  In Miller v Associated Newspapers ([2014] EWCA Civ 39) the Court dismissed an appeal by the newspaper against a judgment fgiven on 21 December 2012 ([2013] EWHC 3721 (QB)) following a trial between 21 and 25 May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »