Prince Harry brings phone hacking claims against the Mirror and the Sun

4 10 2019

The website, Byline Investigates, has revealed that Prince Harry is suing the Sun and the Daily Mirror for phone hacking.  The claims were issued in the Chancery Division on 27 September 2019. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun still has the “Enemies of the People” in its sights – Julian Petley

1 10 2019

Glancing at the headlines of the Brexit press on 25 September 2019, one could have been forgiven for expecting a veritable flood of anti-juridicalism in their inside pages. Thus the Express demanded  ‘Unlawful? What’s lawful about denying 17.4m Brexit?’; the Mail focussed on Johnson’s reaction with ‘Boris blasts: Who runs Britain’? Read the rest of this entry »





Ben Stokes, The Sun and the notion of responsible journalism – Peter Coe

26 09 2019

On 17 September 2019, The Sun published a story about the England cricketer Ben Stokes and his family. This featured on the front page of its print edition and is available online under the headline ‘STOKES’ SECRET TRAGEDY Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before England star’s birth.Read the rest of this entry »





Ben Stokes, The Sun and Gareth Thomas: muckraking journalism with no regard for private lives

22 09 2019

The ‘silly season’ is supposed to be over and the most important constitutional case for many years is currently before the Supreme Court, but these matters did not stop The Sun from publishing on 17 September 2019 a grossly sensationalist and intrusive article about Ben Stokes, the England cricketer, and his family. Read the rest of this entry »






Case Preview: Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers, Trial of phone hacking cases to begin on 18 January 2018

14 01 2018

On 18 January 2018, nearly seven years after the managed litigation began, Mann J will begin hearing the trial of  generic issues and four lead cases in the third wave of the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Privacy injunction granted against the Sun, first reported privacy injunction of 2017

11 03 2017

Under the predictable headline “Judge Gags Press”, the Sun today reports that a High Court judge has granted a privacy injunction to prevent it from naming an individual, anonymised as “AJS”, as a potential witness to a serious police investigation. Read the rest of this entry »





The Telegraph and Daily Mail seem to just copy The Sun’s family law reporting mistakes – Family Court Reporting Watch

24 11 2016

papers_1523485c“LEGAL AID FURY Woman fed boy, 3, poison while plotting to take him to see ISIS jihadi father in Syria but was given public cash in battle to keep any alleged terror connections secret: Taxpayer-funded legal aid went on lawyers representing her as she tried to stop Scotland Yard gaining access to her files”  lead the Sun on Sunday headline. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone hacking litigation, NGN instructs new solicitors

30 09 2016

News International building in WappingNews Group Newspapers (“NGN”), the defendant in the Sun and News of the World phone hacking litigation, has instructed new solicitors, Clifford Chance, to replace Linklaters. Read the rest of this entry »





Photographing Children: The Sun, Kai Rooney and the Data Protection Act – Hugh Tomlinson QC

28 06 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThe Sun illustrated its front page report on the England football team’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland with a photograph of Wayne Rooney’s 6 year old son, Kai, in tears. Several other pictures of Kai at the match appeared in Sun Online. Read the rest of this entry »