News: Trinity Mirror apologises for phone hacking, makes increased provision for compensation for victims

13 02 2015

TrinityMirrorIn a statement published in today’s Daily Mirror Trinity Mirror the owner of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People has apologised publicly to “all its victims of phone hacking”.    Read the rest of this entry »





News: Sun settles claim by RBoS Shareholders Action Group

19 02 2014

logosun-getcccctyA claim for damages brought by RBoS Shareholders Action Group Limited (“the Action Group”) against News Group Newspapers Limited (as publishers of The Scottish Sun) has been settled with the publication of an apology and the payment of damages and costs. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson, Article 10 and Apologies: another red herring – Hugh Tomlinson QC

23 03 2013

RedHerringBlurbThe media continue to seek to resist Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals for the self-regulation of the press by appeals to their “human rights”.  A number of legal opinions opposing the proposals have been leaked to the press although, as far as I am aware, none have in fact been published.  Whilst it is good to see that the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph have become converts to the value of the European Convention on Human Rights, these claims do not – on analysis – undermine the Leveson proposals.
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