Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks “too sloppy” to notice hidden bags had not been returned – Martin Hickman

31 03 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 80, Part 2:  Charlie Brooks was “too sloppy” after drinking red wine to notice that the bags he had hidden from police had not been returned to him as planned, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks hid porn DVDs to avoid “Jacqui Smith moment”, court hears – Martin Hickman

31 03 2014

Charlie BrooksDay 80, Part 1: Charlie Brooks told the phone hacking trial today that he hid his bags from police because he was worried that the discovery of his pornography collection could lead to a “Jacqui Smith moment.” Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Kennedy v Charity Commission, Supreme Court: Strasbourg’s mixed messages about Article 10 and any right to receive information – David Hart QC

31 03 2014

news-graphics-2007-_637463aIn the case of Kennedy v Chairty Commission ([2014] UKSC 20), in judgments running to 90 pages, the Supreme Court dismissed this appeal by Mr Kennedy, a Times journalist, for access to documents generated by the Charity Commission under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 31 March 2014

31 03 2014

Law and MediaThe Phone Hacking Trial completed its nineteenth week of hearings. Former News of the World Royal Editor, Clive Goodman was temporarily unable to continue with his evidence for health reasons. The Court did not hear evidence on Monday 24 March 2014 (Day 75). Read the rest of this entry »