Case Preview: R (on the application of Coulter) v IPSO: Ground breaking judicial review challenge to IPSO

11 04 2018

One of the many people who have seen their complaints about bad journalism in the national press swept aside is taking his case against the sham press regulator, IPSO, to the High Court.  The hearing will take place in the Administrative Court on 17 April 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Judge rejects bid to challenge “seriously unfair” press regulation consultation – Media Lawyer

21 03 2017

A phone hacking victim has lost a High Court bid to challenge a “seriously unfair” Government consultation exercise on press regulation. Former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames failed to persuade a judge that she had an “arguable” case which should be aired at a full judicial review hearing. Read the rest of this entry »





Judicial review claimants seek order quashing “misleading and unbalanced” Leveson Consultation

5 01 2017

high_courtTwo phone hacking victims and a news website have launched a judicial review of the Government’s consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation [pdf]. The Claim Form, which was issued on 15 December 2016, seeks declaration that the Consultation is unlawful and an order quashing it.   The Defendants are the Home Secretary and the Culture Secretary. Read the rest of this entry »





Desperate newspaper bosses go back to court – Brian Cathcart

14 11 2013

lord-blackHaving seen their bid to block the Royal Charter thoroughly rubbished by two High Court judges on 30 October, the big newspaper groups are going back for more. A statement from PressBoF, the people behind the discredited Press Complaints Commission, said it was appealing against the judges’ refusal of permission for a judicial review of the Privy Council’s decision to reject its bid for a Royal Charter.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Ingenious) v HMRC: ‘Tax avoiders’ don’t have human rights – Philippa Whipple QC

7 11 2013

HM Revenue & Customs websiteIn the case of R (Ingenious Media Holdings) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs ([2013] EWHC 3258 (Admin)) Sales J has rejected an application for judicial review by Ingenious Media Holdings plc and Patrick McKenna, who complained that a senior official in HMRC had identified them in “off the record” briefings. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Court rejects PressBoF’s application for a Royal Charter injunction [Updated]

30 10 2013

Royal CourtsThe application by PressBoF for an injunction to restrain the consideration by the Privy Council of the Cross-Party Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf] was dismissed today after a hearing before Richards LJ and Sales J.   The Court also refused PressBoF permission to apply for judicial review of the Privy Council’s rejection of its proposed Royal Charter on the basis that there was no arguable case. Read the rest of this entry »





News: PressBoF Judicial Review Injunction application listed for hearing tomorrow

29 10 2013

Royal Courts of JusticeThe application by the Press Standards Board of Finance Limited (“PressBoF”) for an an injunction to restrain the grant of the Cross-Party Charter has been listed for a hearing tomorrow, 30 October 2013, at 10.30am in Court 68 at the Royal Courts of Justice before Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Sales. Read the rest of this entry »





News: PressBoF issues Royal Charter judicial review claim against eight Privy Councillors

29 10 2013

Guy Black takes his seat in the House of LordsOn 24 October 2013, it was announced that the newspaper industry’s associations, through PressBoF, were applying to the High Court for judicial review of the decision to reject their application for a Royal Charter.  This application was not in fact issued until  28 October 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Core Issues Trust v. Transport for London, Ban on ‘ex-gay, post-gay and proud’ bus advert criticised but lawful – Alasdair Henderson

9 04 2013

262332-anti-gay-london-bus-adverts-promoting-gay-cure-techniques-bannedIn its judgment in Core Issues Trust v. Transport for London [2013] EWHC 651 (Admin), which is sure to provoke heated debate, the High Court ruled that the banning of an advert which read “NOT GAY! EX-GAY, POST-GAY AND PROUD. GET OVER IT!” from appearing on London buses was handled very badly by Transport for London (“TfL”) but was not unlawful or in breach of the human rights of the group behind the advert. Read the rest of this entry »