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Month: February 2014 (Page 1 of 7)

Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks: The Sun didn’t rely on phone hacking to ID Blunkett’s lover – Martin Hickman

BlunkettDay 58, Part 1:  The Sun did not rely on phone hacking to establish the identity of Home Secretary David Blunkett’s lover, the Old Bailey heard today.

Kimberly Quinn was named by the redtop as being Mr Blunkett’s partner on Monday 16 April 2004, the day after its Sunday sister the News of the World broke the news of the affair between the Labour politician and the married woman. Continue reading

Case Law: Makudi v Triesman, Can the Bill of Rights protect words spoken outside Parliament? – Harry Kinmonth

Lord TriesmanIn an important decision on the scope of protection afforded to Parliamentarians against actions for libel, the Court of Appeal has today ruled in Lord Triesman’s favour in the libel claim brought against him by the head of Thailand’s football federation: Dato Worawi Makudi v Baron Triesman of Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey ([2014] EWCA Civ 179). Continue reading

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