Sun Four Trial: Rebekah Brooks’ promises to PCC over Sun’s cash payments “never implemented”, Court hears

17 02 2015

Rebekah Brooks at Leveson inquiryReforms to the Sun’s system of cash payments pledged to the Press Complaints Commission by Rebekah Brooks “were never implemented,” the deputy editor of the newspaper has said. Read the rest of this entry »





Conference: The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of “Misuse of Private Information”, Newcastle, 17 April 2015

17 02 2015

Naomi CampbellThe 2004 decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers ([2004] 2 AC 457) was a significant case regarding privacy, and for human rights law and tort law more generally. Its influence is clear in current debates on the future of the Human Rights Act (particularly as we approach the General Election), and the relationship between the press, the State and the public. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: Does section 1 replace the test of the hypothetical reasonable reader by that of the twitter troll? Part 1 – Adrienne Page QC

17 02 2015

APage_img1117-12-470x312It is still very early days for section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013, which is likely to be a source of uncertainty for practitioners while decisions clarifying its application are awaited from specialist defamation judges and the appeal courts. This may well be having a chilling effect on potential claimants owing to the costs risks attaching to the testing of new legal boundaries. Read the rest of this entry »