Court of protection extends ban on naming woman in right-to-die case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2015 in anonymity, assisted suicide, media, news, public interest, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A legal ban preventing identification of a 50-year-old mother who died after refusing lifesaving kidney treatment has been extended by the court of protection.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2015

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That’s Entertainment? The Anonymity of Arrestees and the Law – Doughty Street

‘Last week, The Mirror reported that John Leslie was being questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The report contained photographs of the police with evidence bags outside Leslie’s house. The Mirror reminded its readers of allegations made against the former TV presenter in 2002 and 2008. This the most recent example of media reports concerning allegations of sexual offences involving public figures.’

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Doughty Street, 2nd December 2015

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David Miranda in fresh challenge over Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, the partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has launched a fresh appeal challenging the legality of his detention under counter-terrorism powers for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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The dirty tricks of the Shrewsbury trials expose the dark heart of the radical 1970s – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2015 in conspiracy, construction industry, intimidation, media, news, trade unions, trials by sally

‘The trials of 24 trade unionists, including Ricky Tomlinson, seem to have been unduly influenced by Edward Heath. The more we learn about that decade, the more its injustices will haunt us.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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One Direction star wins round in Daily Star libel case – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in defamation, drug abuse, media, news by sally

‘One Direction’s Niall Horan has won a round in his libel case over articles he claims imply he used drugs during an evening with fellow musicians Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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Love you to death: the British women dying at the hands of their partners – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in domestic violence, homicide, media, murder, news, statistics by sally

‘In 2013, 86 women in Britain were killed by a husband, a boyfriend or a male ex-partner. A new documentary by Vanessa Engle tells the story of every one of them by giving voice to the traumatised families left behind.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2015

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Are counter terrorism laws interfering with freedom of the press? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 30th, 2015 in freedom of expression, media, news, police, privilege, search & seizure, terrorism by sally

‘A case of freedom of the press versus counter-terrorism laws? Peter Carter QC at Doughty Street Chambers, examines the police powers used to seize an investigative journalist’s laptop.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th November 2015

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Former MP Tim Yeo loses Sunday Times cash claim libel bid – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2015 in codes of practice, defamation, media, news, parliament by tracey

‘Former Conservative MP Tim Yeo has lost his libel case against The Sunday Times over a “cash for advocacy” claim.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2015

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Challenges to ‘austerity’ cuts – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lincolnshire County Council has recently undergone two legal challenges to its proposals for redesigning its library service in the light of ‘increasing budgetary constraints’.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd November 2015

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Jon Venables’ prison officer admits selling stories at retrial – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2015 in appeals, disclosure, media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by sally

‘An ex-prison officer admitted selling stories to newspapers about James Bulger killer Jon Venables despite a previous conviction being quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2015

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The Only Way is Ethics: Whose media laws should a British journo follow? – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in codes of practice, France, freedom of expression, internet, media, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘It is a ghastly truth that newspapers come into their own when something terrible has happened. The horrors witnessed in Paris just over a week ago resulted in some excellent reporting and analysis. There have been some exceptions – though, given the confused nature of the situation, that is perhaps inevitable.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2015

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Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officers jailed for tabloid leaks – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2015 in disclosure, media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former prison officers have been jailed for leaking information about inmates to newspapers.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2015

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Telegraph misled readers over NHS x-ray service, press watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2015 in doctors, hospitals, industrial action, media, news, ombudsmen, Sunday trading by tracey

‘The Daily Telegraph misled readers by suggesting NHS radiology departments were closed on Sundays in an article about Justice Secretary Michael Gove breaking his foot, according to a ruling from the Independent Press Standards Organisation.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Court of Protection scheme to hold more cases in public – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2015 in Court of Protection, media, news, pilot schemes, private hearings by tracey

‘Journalists and members of the public are to be given greater access to the Court of Protection, where issues affecting sick or vulnerable people are heard – under a new pilot scheme.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2015

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Gary Glitter loses sexual abuse conviction appeal – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in appeals, child abuse, media, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced singer Gary Glitter has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his conviction for sexually abusing three young girls.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson and BBC sued for racial discrimination by Top Gear producer – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2015 in media, news, personal injuries, race discrimination by sally

‘The Top Gear producer verbally and physically attacked by Jeremy Clarkson is suing the BBC and the former presenter of the BBC2 motoring show for more than £100,000 for racial discrimination and personal injury.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2015

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Ex-prison officer found guilty of leaking stories to Daily Mirror – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2015 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by tracey

‘A former prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2015

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Barristers “under pressure” to agree not to act against big clients if they want their work – Legal Futures

‘Barristers need to resist pressure from big clients and government departments to agree not to act against them in the future if they want instructions, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2015

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Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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Ex-prison officer jailed for selling George Michael stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 months for selling stories about George Michael’s time behind bars to the Sun.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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