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

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. Continue reading

Desperate newspaper bosses go back to court – Brian Cathcart

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.  Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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