News: Phone Hacking, former NoW news editor Ian Edmondson finally pleads guilty

3 10 2014

Ian EdmondsonThe former News of the World News Editor, Ian Edmondson today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to intercept voicemails between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006. Mr Edmondson had pleaded not guilty to this charge on 6 June 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Merlin Entertainments v Cave, When does a righteous campaign shade into harassment? – Rosalind English

3 10 2014

chessington_world_of_adventures_kobra2The case of Merlin Entertainments LPC v Peter Cave ([2014] EWHC 3036 (QB)) explores the extent to which a campaign of criticism, conducted by internet and email, can merit restraint by the civil courts. As the judge says, whatever the aims of the campaign in question, its supporters may, in the course of their activities, annoy, irritate, and upset companies and individuals.  But should the courts interfere, before the question whether the campaign is justified has been decided?  And to what extent is such a campaign a criminal offence? Read the rest of this entry »