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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Guest post by Jon Slattery Torture is how the Sun sums up what the family of Millie Dowler were put through during the trial of Levi Bellfield. The story is aimed at the treatment of the family by defence lawyers … Continue reading
Lots of libel related news this week.Former Times legal manager Alastair Brett and the retired High Court judge Sir Charles Gray have launched their new Early Resolution scheme, as I’ve reported on Inforrm and Index on Censorship. The Daily Mail … Continue reading
A juror has become the first person in Britain to be convicted for contempt of court involving the internet, reportedly widely in the press. Meanwhile plenty of libel-related news: a payout for Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, a row between the … Continue reading
The new issue of the Index on Censorship magazine proclaims ‘Privacy Is Dead! Long Live Privacy.’ It features Joshua Rozenberg’s interview with Mr Justice Eady. Parts of it echo Eady’s previous speeches (for example, when he opened City University London’s … Continue reading
Here’s a legal tale from the Isle of Wight, where the local council has taken objection to commenters on the Ventnor blog making references to “brown envelopes”. The Ventnor Blog, which won TalkAboutLocal’s ‘Best Hyperlocal site in the UK’ award … Continue reading
No, says John Cooper QC from 25 Bedford Row: “it’s simply a development of the law”. Judges, he said at this morning’s Weber Shandwick debate at Gray’s Inn, are interpreting existing law: Articles 8 and 10 and Section 12 of … Continue reading
So, just how many super injunctions and anonymous privacy injunctions are there? Even the Master of the Rolls doesn’t know, but various newspapers have had a stab at guessing. I’ve produced a table for the Inforrm blog which gives dates, … Continue reading