Law and Media Round Up – 11 November 2019

11 11 2019

The leading phone hacking campaigner and Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP has announced that he is standing down as an MP. Meanwhile Byline Investigates reports that twelve editors at The Sun have been accused at the High Court of phone hacking and commissioning illegal private investigators. The list of names features members of The Sun’s leadership team stretching back more than 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 November 2019

4 11 2019

The phone hacking saga continues, more than 13 years since the arrest of Clive Goodman and 10 years after the first legal actions. This week saw three more settlements of News Group claims and a CMC in the Fourth Wave of claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 October 2019

28 10 2019

The phone hacking saga continues with Byline Investigates reporting that Sienna Miller and Sir Simon Hughes have launched claims against the Sun.  The family of the late Sir Bobby Robson have also issued similar claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 21 October 2019

21 10 2019

In a news week dominated, as usual, by Brexit the newspapers continued with their predictable and entrenched editorial positions.  The vote in Parliament on Saturday was, on the front page of the Mail on Sunday “House of Fools”, in contrast, the Sunday Mirror had the Prime Minister “Humiliated”.  The Guardian had a piece with the front pages and headlines from the various Sunday newspapers. ITV news also had coverage. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 October 2019

14 10 2019

On 8 October 2019, Ben Stokes was once again the subject of widespread press coverage when pictures which were said to show the England player acting aggressively towards his wife face after the Professional Cricketers’ Association Awards. Ben Stokes’ wife Clare has denied as “nonsense” allegations the couple had a physical altercation. There was a piece on the BBC website. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 7 October 2019

7 10 2019

This has been a busy week for media law news with Duke and Duchess of Sussex bringing claims against the three largest newspaper groups. On Tuesday it was announced that the Duchess, Meghan Merkle, has has brought an action for misuse of private information, breach of copyright and data protection against the Mail on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up, End of Summer Break – 30 September 2019

30 09 2019

The Michaelmas Term legal term begins on Tuesday 1 October 2019 and the (intermittent) Inforrm summer break comes to an end today.  This post includes significant developments over the previous few weeks, since our Law and Media Summer Round Up. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 July 2019

29 07 2019

The Trinity Term (and hence the legal year) ends on 31 July 2019.  The summer legal vacation will last until 1 October 2019 when the Michaelmas Term begins.  This will be the last weekly round up until October although we will continue to publish occasional “summer round ups”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 July 2019

22 07 2019

On 15 July 2019 The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr responded to libel claim made by from Arron Banks, calling it “wholly without merit” and an abuse of process. In two recent speeches she said that Leave.EU co-founder Arron Banks was offered money by the Russian Government and had lied about his relationship with the regime. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 July 2019

15 07 2019

Confidential emails from the UK’s ambassador in Washington which criticised President Donald Trump were leaked. The Mail on Sunday published the leak in which the Trump administration had been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent, Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. The BBC had a piece. Read the rest of this entry »