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Month: January 2015 (Page 1 of 6)

Sun Four Trial: Leaks led to Sandhurst security being “stepped up”, court told

SandhurstA former army officer testified yesterday that information about the Royal Princes published in The Sun was “very worrying” and led to a “stepping up of security”. Giving evidence in London’s Old Bailey Colonel Roy Parkinson a former staff officer at Sandhurst said that “attempted and successful intrusions” by the media when Prince William and Prince Harry were cadets led to “security having to be beefed up for everyone”. Continue reading

Case Law: Simpson v MGN Limited and Ward: gradations of infidelity and the importance of ‘established family units’ – Sara Mansoori

Danny SimpsonAn allegation of infidelity is defamatory, but an allegation of infidelity which imperils or destroys a home and family unit is particularly disreputable. This was the position adopted by Danny Simpson, the Premier League footballer, at the trial of a preliminary issue on meaning in respect of an article published in the Daily Mirror in November 2012. Continue reading

Inforrm Blog – Happy Fifth Birthday

Fifth BirthdayThis week is the fifth birthday of the Inforrm blog – which began operation on 22 January 2010.   Our first post – “Welcome to Inforrm” – attracted 2 visitors in January 2010 and the site had a total of 7 page views that month. That was the only post for that month. The posting rate and visitor numbers have increased dramatically since then. In the last five years we have had a total of nearly 3,000 posts and 2.6 million page views. Continue reading

Benjamin Pell’s Media and Law Quiz of the Year – 2014: Final Extension of Time

2014 quiz

Following a number of requests from interested but perplexed readers we have agreed to extend time again for the completion of Benjamin Pell’s exciting Media and Law Quiz.  The time for entries will be extended to 30 January 2015.  We commend the quiz to our readers as both informative and entertaining!  Readers should not be intimidated by Mr Pell’s fearsome reputation as a quizmaster.  This quiz can be completed by even a casual reader of Inforrm. Continue reading

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