Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face re-trial – Martin Hickman

30 06 2014

coulsongoodmanAndy Coulson, former award-winning editor of the News of the World, is to face a re-trial over allegations he approved cash bribes to “palace cops” to obtain copies of phone directories for the Royal Family, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: A Hacking Alphabet – Emily Penink

30 06 2014

2014-02-24During the eight months of the Phone Hacking Trial there were many interesting and entertaining moments and nuggets of information about the defendants and their newspapers were made public. Emily Penink of the Press Association has gathered twenty six of them into an A-Z of some memorable moments in the hacking trial. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 30 June 2014

30 06 2014

Media and Law RoundupThe Phone Hacking Trial has finally come to an end, after 8 months, with one guilty verdict (against Andrew Coulson).  The jury were unable to agree on two charges (against Andrew Coulson and Clive Goodman).   The other five defendants – Rebekah Brooks, Stuart Kuttner, Charlie Brooks, Cheryl  Carter and Mark Hanna – we acquitted on all charges. The CPS will announce, later today, whether they will seek a retrial of Messrs Coulson and Goodman on the two outstanding charges. Read the rest of this entry »