Limits on transparency in the family courts – Family Law

Posted June 12th, 2018 in disclosure, family courts, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘Family analysis: Following a judge’s decision in 2002 that a girl who was then two years old should live with her father and that the mother should not have direct access, the Family Division in Re G (A Child) [2018] EWHC 1301 (Fam), [2018] All ER (D) 148 (May) refused a recent application by the girl’s older half-brother for access to all the files in the 2002 proceedings, and also refused the mother’s application for the removal of the undertaking she had given the judge not to communicate with the media. Adam Wolanski, barrister, of 5RB, examines the issues.’

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Family Law, 11th June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Bob the Builder – Mail, please fix it! – Transparency Project

Posted June 8th, 2018 in care orders, children, media, news by sally

‘The Daily Mail reported yesterday that a ‘Nurse’s one-year-old son is taken from her care after she let him sit in a Bob The Builder toy car that was ‘inappropriate’ for his age’.’

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Transparency Project, 6th June 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

High Court: Clinton privacy claim can be heard in business or media lists – Litigation Futures

Posted June 7th, 2018 in courts, lists, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The media and communications list (M&CL) in the Queen’s Bench Division, and the Chancery Division’s business list are not specialist lists and a privacy claim can be heard equally well in either, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th June 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Councils mull legal action over government direction to cut newspaper editions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Two London boroughs are considering whether to launch a judicial review challenge to directions by the government requiring them to only publish four issues of their newspapers a year, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th June 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘Shameless’ headlines on benefits family not defamatory – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2018 in data protection, defamation, equality, malicious falsehood, media, news by sally

‘Forthright tabloid press coverage of an immigrant family’s decision to turn down an offer of a five-bedroom local authority house as too cramped for eight children was not defamatory, the presiding judge of the Media and Communications Bench ruled. However Mr Justice Warby allowed a complaint about readers’ comments to go ahead on the grounds of harassment.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th May 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Mother denied chance to take her case to ‘court of public opinion’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 31st, 2018 in care orders, families, family courts, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘Family Division president Sir James Munby, who has long argued for allowing the ‘glare of publicity’ in to family courts, says some cases should not be debated under the public gaze, as he denied a mother the chance to take her case to the ‘court of public opinion’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 31st May 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Upper Tribunal backs regulator in ITV pension support case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2018 in media, news, pensions, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has upheld the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) use of its powers to seek financial support from ITV for members of a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme attached to the now defunct Box Clever TV rental business.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Katie Hopkins wins complaint against Mirror for ketamine headline – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in complaints, internet, media, news by sally

‘Katie Hopkins has won a complaint against the Mirror after a report on the newspaper’s website left the impression that she was prevented from leaving South Africa for taking drugs rather than because she had been detained for allegedly spreading racial hatred.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Daily Mail to pay Kate Maltby £11,000 costs over negative article – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, costs, defamation, harassment, media, news by tracey

‘The Daily Mail has agreed to pay £11,000 towards legal costs and remove a negative article about Kate Maltby, the writer who accused Damian Green of inappropriate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Leveson 2: government to be taken to court over cancelled inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, judicial review, media, news by sally

‘Press regulation campaigners have been given the go-ahead to take the government to court over its decision to cancel the second part of the Leveson inquiry into the activities of the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Lords overturn MPs with vote for second Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The House of Lords has once again voted to establish a fresh Leveson-style public inquiry into the conduct of the media, overturning a decision made by MPs last week and setting up another showdown with the government.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Lords could defy government over Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in inquiries, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The battle to establish a new Leveson-style inquiry into the media could continue next week, with peers weighing up whether to overturn the House of Commons’ decision that there is no need for another investigation into the activities of the press.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Online adverts attract more complaints than TV ads for first time ever, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Online adverts have attracted more complaints that television ads for the first time, the industry watchdog has said. Internet adverts attracted 10,932 complaints last year compared to 9,466 for TV.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mirror Group forced to pay phone hacking damages to Danielle Lloyd, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2018 in damages, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘Mirror Group Newspapers has been forced to pay damages to a model, an actress and two former footballers over the phone hacking scandal.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Important public interest matters to be aired in Paradise Papers trial, says judge – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in BBC, disclosure, documents, law firms, media, news, public interest by tracey

‘Important matters of public interest are likely to be aired in a trial that has been brought against the Guardian and the BBC for their reporting of the Paradise Papers investigation, a senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ofcom to investigate Trinity Mirror deal to buy Express and Star – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in competition, media, mergers, news by tracey

‘Trinity Mirror’s £200m deal to buy the Express and Star newspapers is to be investigated by media regulator Ofcom over issues including plurality and the editorial independence of Richard Desmond’s titles.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2018

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Media watchdog upholds complaint by council over “distorted” coverage of foster case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 27th, 2018 in complaints, fostering, Islam, media, news by tracey

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets against a national newspaper’s coverage of a fostering case.
IPSO concluded that The Times had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) in an article headlined ‘Judge rules child must leave Muslim foster home’, which was published on 30 August 2017.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

IPSO finds against Telegraph over publication of child’s image – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, media, news, photography, privacy, public interest by sally

‘Eloise Dixon complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the Daily Telegraph breached Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in an article headlined “British tourist shot in favela in Rio ‘too scared’ to speak to police”, published on 9 August 2017.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2018 in complaints, fostering, Islam, media, news by sally

‘The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk