Social Media Sites and Cyberabuse, Part 1 – Clare Brown

26 02 2014

Facebook-TwitterIn this two part article Clare Brown, Library & Information Manager at Collyer Bristow examines recent developments and potential risks of various social media websites. She opens with the most popular sites Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks offered Goodman a job to stop further NOTW hacking allegations – Martin Hickman

26 02 2014

Clive GoodmanDay 58, Part 2: Rebekah Brooks offered a phone hacker a job after he came out of prison to stop him alleging widespread hacking at the News of the World, she told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





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

26 02 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »





Blair, Brooks and the Murdoch connection: another insight – Granville Williams

26 02 2014

Hutton InquiryIt was the Sun which splashed the exclusive ‘HUTTON REPORT LEAKED’ by the paper’s political editor, Trevor Kavanagh, on 28 January 2004. The Hutton Inquiry was set up by Blair’s government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »





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

26 02 2014

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). Read the rest of this entry »