News: US phone hacking claim by Eunice Huthart dismissed by Federal Judge

22 05 2014

Eunice HuthartA phone hacking claim by stuntwomanEunice Huthart against News Corporation and others in the US District Court in California was dismissed by Federal Judge Michael W Fitzgerald in a judgment handed down on 21 May 2014 [pdf]. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Daily Mail Apologises in Court for libelling Counsellor – Michelle Gribbon and Brian Cathcart

22 05 2014

Baylissa-Frederick1A professional counsellor yesterday won an apology from the Daily Mail, which admitted in court that it had harmed and distressed her by publishing defamatory allegations about her medical history. Baylissa Frederick, author and founder of the charity Recovery Road, which helped people suffering from addiction to tranquillisers, sleeping pills and anti-depressants, also received undisclosed damages. Read the rest of this entry »





Judicial Appointment: Media Specialist Mark Warby QC appointed to the High Court Bench

22 05 2014

Mark WarbyIt was announced today that media specialist Mark Warby QC, of 5RB, has been appointed a Justice of the High Court, with effect from 10 June 2014.  He has been assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and will replace Mr Justice Tugendhat who will retire on the same day. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Re G (Adult), Press has no direct role in welfare proceedings in Court of Protection – Rosalind English

22 05 2014

2646_MunbyIn the case of Re G (Adult) (Associated Newspapers Limited intervening) ([2014] EWCOP 1361) Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection ruled that the Daily Mail has no standing to be joined as a party in welfare proceedings in relation to a vulnerable adult who has been declared by the courts as lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act.  Read the rest of this entry »