Judge criticises CPS for prosecuting man for pictures available in bookshops – Daily Telegraph

“A top judge has queried why a man was prosecuted for possessing ‘indecent’ images of children – when the photos were available for sale in a string of respectable mainstream bookshops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

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The Stig: high court judge unmasks mystery Top Gear driver – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in anonymity, BBC, injunctions, news, publishing by sally

“His identity remained a mystery for eight years despite his star billing on one of the BBC’s biggest shows. But today the Stig, the anonymous Top Gear driver disguised beneath a white crash helmet and blacked-out visor, was finally unmasked by a high court judge.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2010

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BBC facing human rights battle with Top Gear’s The Stig – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2010 in BBC, confidentiality, contracts, media, news, publishing by sally

“The BBC is facing a human rights battle with ‘The Stig’, the mystery stunt driver on Top Gear, in an effort to stop him disclosing his identity.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2010

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Mansfield has to rewrite memoirs after libelling killer – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2010 in barristers, defamation, news, publishing by sally

“In the courtroom, Michael Mansfield’s eye for detail has helped forge his reputation as one of Britain’s most eminent barristers. But a curious case involving the QC’s memoirs and gruesome multiple murders that never happened have called into question his powers of recollection.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2010

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Woman loses privacy case over Bebo pictures published in magazine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 13th, 2010 in complaints, internet, media, news, privacy, publishing by sally

“A magazine did not intrude into a young woman’s privacy when it published photos that she had uploaded to social networking site Bebo when she was 15 because the images had already been widely circulated online.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2010

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R v Sheppard; R v Whittle – WLR Daily

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in inciting racial hatred, internet, jurisdiction, law reports, publishing by sally

R v Sheppard; R v Whittle [2010] EWCA Crim 65; [2010] WLR (D) 1

“Where a substantial measure of the alleged activities involved had taken place in England, the English court had jurisdiction to try charges of publishing of racially inflammatory material contrary to s 19(1) of the Public Order Act 1986 even though publication had taken place through a website hosted outside the jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

QC sues publisher in reference book dispute – Legal Week

Posted July 24th, 2008 in contracts, news, publishing by sally

“Wilberforce Chambers’ David Phillips QC is set for a £300,000 battle with Reed Elsevier, after the publishers allegedly reneged on an agreement to provide him with a lifetime’s free access to a reference book.”

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Legal Week, 24th July 2008

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Free law pioneer will publish vital precedents free for the first time – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2008 in internet, law reports, news, publishing by sally

“A free law publication charity will publish the UK’s 3,000 most important legal decisions freely for the first time by June. The project will involve publishing vital rulings, dating back to the nineteenth century, on which UK common law is based.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2008

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QCs battle against the Law Society – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in copyright, Law Society, news, publishing by sally

” The delicious spectacle of dog eat dog — two QCs pitched against the Law Society in the courts — looks as if it will settle, thus avoid an embarrassing dispute.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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QCs, Law Soc in face-off over solicitor code rights – The Lawyer

Posted February 12th, 2008 in Law Society, licensing, news, publishing by sally

“Two leading silks have initiated proceedings against the Law Society for the right to include the new Solicitors’ Code of Conduct in a handbook they co-authored.”

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The Lawyer, 11th February 2008

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Author gives up privacy fight – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2007 in news, privacy, publishing by sally

“Author Niema Ash has agreed not to publish further editions of her book about new age singer Loreena McKennit. The book was at the centre of a controversial case which has helped to redefine the privacy laws in England.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

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Tax guide printed in small print – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2007 in news, publishing, taxation by sally

“An authoritative guide to UK tax law has been published in smaller print to try to keep its growth under control.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

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