The implications of Incedal: managing the new normal in national security cases – Lawrence McNamara

14 02 2016

Old BaileyThe decision of the Court of Appeal in Incedal ([2016] EWCA Crim 11) is profoundly important for open justice and the public understanding of the security threats faced by our communities and for the accountability of those tasked with combatting security threats. Read the rest of this entry »

A Defence of Responsible Tweeting? – Paul Bernal

24 11 2012

One of the many issues to emerge as a result of the McAlpine saga is the question of how vulnerable users of social media like twitter might be under defamation law.  Lord McAlpine is reported to be planning to sue up to 10,000 twitter users – and some famous individuals have already been named as among them: George Monbiot, Sally Bercow and Alan Davies.  Read the rest of this entry »