Sun Four Trial: “No limits” on who the Sun would pay for stories, Court told

12 02 2015

SunThe former chief reporter for The Sun has agreed that there were “no limits” on who the paper would pay for information, including the police, prison officers and nursing staff at state hospitals. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Prime Minister starts every day by reading the Sun, Court told

12 02 2015

Cameron SunThe Prime minister starts every day by reading The Sun a jury was told yesterday. The claim came during the testimony of the tabloid’s former chief reporter John Kay, who when challenged by the judge about how he would know that replied “I can assure you of that” Read the rest of this entry »





Northern Ireland Law Commission Consultation on Defamation: Part 2, Withdrawal of the ‘single meaning rule’ coupled with a bar to proceedings where meanings corrected – Andrew Scott

12 02 2015

High-Court-BelfastThe Northern Ireland Law Commission is currently consulting on reforms to defamation law [pdf]. Many mooted reforms relate closely to those reflected in the Defamation Act 2013 (see Part 1). In addition, the NILC is consulting on the desirability of a further reform option. This would comprise two inter-related changes: first, the withdrawal of the “single meaning rule”, and secondly, the introduction of a bar to the bringing of claims where a publisher has corrected or retracted a possible meaning promptly and prominently. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Strasbourg, MLDI intervenes in Grand Chamber Prince of Monaco Privacy Case

12 02 2015

Prince AlbertOn 12 June 2014, the Fifth Section of the Court of Human Rights held that judgment of a French Court arising out of a story that Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, had an illegitimate child was a violation of Article 10. Read the rest of this entry »