Mazher Mahmood Trial: Day 1, Prosecution opens case but defence queries police account – James Doleman

23 09 2016

jamesdoleman_dvdlpp9-jpg-600x600_q85After two days of legal argument on 21 September 2016 the prosecution opened their case against News International journalist Mazher Mahmood calling him “the master of deceit.”

Sarah Forshaw QC, the lead prosecution barrister, told the jury that the case stemmed from a 2013 investigation by Mahmood on behalf of the Sun on Sunday targeting singer and former X-Factor presenter Tulisa Contostavlos. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Privacy injunction granted against ‘Sun on Sunday’, first against the media for nearly two years

7 12 2014

Sun on SundayOn Saturday 29 November 2014, Mr Justice Stewart granted a privacy injunction against the “Sun on Sunday” to restrain the publication of information about a sexual relationship. This was the first privacy injunction against the media since January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sex, death, brass bands and libel by photograph – David Banks

26 05 2013

Screen_Shot_2013-05-13_at_10.54.55If you want to find mistakes in papers look at the pictures.  The Sun on Sunday has just paid out in a libel settlement after running a story about a man discovering he was the son of Fred West – but the picture they printed on the front page was the man’s half-brother who was entirely unconnected to the serial killer. It has been reported that a five figure sum has changed hands as a result. Read the rest of this entry »