Law and Media Round Up – 23 October 2017

23 10 2017

In a judgment handed down on 20 October 2017, Nicol J held that a statement in a Home Office press release which meant that Dr Salman Butt was “an extremist hate speaker who legitimises terrorism” was a statement of opinion rather than fact.  There was a One Brick Court case comment. Read the rest of this entry »





Why the Leveson Inquiry must be allowed to finish its work – Justin Schlosberg

18 10 2017

Last week Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN) admitted “vicarious liability” in illegal hacking that went far beyond mere interception of voicemails. The court was told about a spyware programme could Eblaster which was used by private investigators to comprehensively spy on a former army intelligence officer and pass details on to NGN. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 October 2017

16 10 2017

On 12 October 2017 the Administrative Court dismissed a judicial review application brought by the News Media Association (“NMA”) challenging the Press Recognition Panel’s (“PRP”) recognition of Impress as an independent press regulator (R (NMA) v Press Recognition Panel [2017] EWHC 2527 (Admin)). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 October 2017

9 10 2017

The steady stream of settlements in phone hacking and illegal information gathering cases has continued this week.  On Thursday 5 October 2017 we reported on statements in open court in the cases of Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller and Jamie Theakston. Read the rest of this entry »





Michaelmas Legal Term 2017: Media and Law Preview [Updated]

7 10 2017

The first term of the legal year, Michaelmas, began on 2 October and ends on 21 December 2017.  In this post we preview the media law trials  due to be heard this term and draw attention to some pending applications for permission to appeal. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 October 2017

2 10 2017

The legal year begins today with the first day of Michaelmas Legal Term.  The term ends on Thursday 21 December 2017.  We will deal with the media law cases listed for this term in a later post. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm: End of 2017 Summer Break

30 09 2017

The long Inforrm summer break ends today. Although we have had regular postings over the summer the new legal term begins on Monday 2 October 2017 so we will be resuming regular weekly round ups and “term time” posting.   Read the rest of this entry »