Sun Six Trial: Nobody at the Sun queried payments to public officials, court told – Martin Hickman

24 11 2014

Kingston Crown CourtNobody at The Sun queried payments being made to public officials, a Sun reporter, Jamie Pyatt, told a court today. Cross-examined at The Sun Six trial, Mr Pyatt agreed that it was common knowledge inside Britain’s biggest newspaper that it handed cash to public officials in return for supplying information. Read the rest of this entry »





HMRC Leak Trial: Judge tells the jury they have to decide if payments to a civil servant were in the public interest

24 11 2014

Clodagh-HartleyAn Old Bailey judge told a jury today they had to decide if a journalist paying a civil servant for information was in the public interest or a commercially driven “corrupt relationship,” noting that: “the fact that a journalist thought a story was in the public interest is not a defence to this charge.” Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 November 2014

24 11 2014

Media and Law Round Up 2The “Plebgate” libel trial began on Monday 17 November 2014 before Mr Justice Mitting in Court 13 at the Royal Courts of Justice. We had a widely read case preview last week. Read the rest of this entry »