Hacked Off: The Daily Mail- PCC Code Breacher Of The Year

13 02 2014

mail_leveson_frontWhen the publishers of the Daily Mail saw a chart showing that theirs was by far the most complained-about paper in 2013, they took exception. The chart, they said, gave a “wildly inaccurate” picture of the number of Mail stories “about which the PCC received valid complaints”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Swansea v XZ, reporting restriction order prevents identification of criminal defendant [Updated]

13 02 2014

male-female-silhouetteIn the case of Swansea v XZ ([2014] EWHC 212 (Fam)), which Moor J described as “wholly exceptional”, an order was made preventing the reporting the name of a defendant who had pleaded guilty in a criminal case (“the Mother”). Read the rest of this entry »