Phone Hacking Trial: Cheryl Carter would never have involved her son in criminal conspiracy, jury told – Martin Hickman

2 06 2014

Cheryl CarterDay 113: Cheryl Carter, Rebekah Brooks’ PA, would never have involved her own son in a criminal conspiracy to hide evidence of phone hacking from police, her lawyer told the Old Bailey today. Read the rest of this entry »





“This tweet is a Section 127 offence” – Graham Smith

2 06 2014

Twitter-007Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns messages of a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing character sent by means of a public communications network under section 127(1). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 June 2014

2 06 2014

Law and Media Week in ReviewThe Phone Hacking Trial has completed its twenty seventh week of hearings. On Tuesday 27 May (Day 109), the Court heard a closing speech by David Spens QC on behalf of Clive Goodman (later described by Andy Coulson’s counsel as a “second prosecution speech”). Read the rest of this entry »