Case Law: Cruddas v Calvert, Sunday Times appeal allowed in part, ex Conservative Treasurer’s damages reduced to £50,000

17 03 2015

Sunday Times CruddasThe Sunday Times and two of its journalists have been partially successful in their appeal against the decision of Tugendhat J in Cruddas v Calvert awarding damages of  £180,000 to former Conservative party treasurer, Peter Cruddas ([2015] EWCA Civ 171). The Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal on one of three grounds, finding that the allegation of corrupt conduct was true. Read the rest of this entry »





Moses’ theory for IPSO: less independence, not more – Damian Tambini

17 03 2015

Sir Alan MosesLast week at the LSE Alan Moses offered a spirited and entertaining defence [pdf] of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). As a theoretical justification of his approach to IPSO however, it is dangerous, because he proposes a regulator that is far too enmeshed with the newspapers it should hold to account. Read the rest of this entry »