Phone Hacking Trial: Stuart Kuttner an “old school” journalist whose only fault was trusting others, jury told – Martin Hickman

30 05 2014

KuttnerDay 112:  Stuart Kuttner, the News of the World’s managing editor, is an “old school” journalist whose only fault was that he trusted the paper’s staff, his lawyer told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted, jury told – Martin Hickman

30 05 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 111, Part 2: Andy Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted of phone hacking, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Timothy Langdale, QC, for Mr Coulson, said the former editor of the News of the World had tackled difficult questions in the witness box “without shilly-shallying or obfuscation.” Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Edis, Brooks would have had to be a “complete fool” not to suspect source was public official – Martin Hickman

9 05 2014

Rebekah Brooks at the Old Bailey in MarchDay 102, Part 2: Rebekah Brooks would have had to have been a “complete fool” not to suspect that a Sun journalist’s “No 1 military contact” was a public official, prosecutor Andrew Edis QC told the phone hacking trial yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Edis, Brooks tried to keep her job while planning to hide notebooks – Martin Hickman

8 05 2014

Brooks and CarterDay 102, Part 1: Rebekah Brooks was trying to save her job when she hatched a plan to hide her notebooks from detectives at the peak of the phone hacking scandal in July 2011, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: The “first instinct” of NOTW executives was to cover up, prosecutor tells jury – Martin Hickman

8 05 2014

???????????????????????Day 101, Part 2:  It seemed the “first instinct” of News of the World executives after the arrest of phone hacking royal editor Clive Goodman and private detective Glenn Mulcaire was to launch a cover-up, the Old Bailey heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Prosecution Counsel begins closing speech – Martin Hickman

7 05 2014

Andrew EdisDay 101, Part 1:  Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson were talented, clever, ambitious individuals who told themselves it didn’t matter whether or not they were breaking the law because they “just wanted the story”, prosecuting counsel Andrew Edis, QC, told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »