Criminal law

By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 17:41
Sun reporter Neil Millard says his life has been a “bad dream” ever since eight officers from Operation Elveden launched a dawn raid on his family home in the summer 2012.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 16:48
The Crown Prosecution Service appears to be scrapping most of the planned trials involving journalists accused of payments to public officials. The move follows three more tabloid journalists being found not guilty by a jury today.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 13:04
Two Sun journalists and a former Mirror reporter today walked free from court after being cleared of conspiracy to misconduct in a public office. Sun journalists Brandon Malinsky, 50, Neil Millard, 33, and former Daily Mirror journalist Graham Brough were today cleared of all charges after the jury spent some 42 hours deliberating.
By William Turvill 15 April 13:14
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 9:52
A new law to protect journalists from unnecessary prosecutions is set to be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto.
By PA Media Lawyer 14 April 16:38
Victims of female genital mutilation will be entitled to lifelong anonymity in the media under new provisions which will come into force next month.
By William Turvill 14 April 13:28
The Conservative Party has pledged to offer journalists “explicit protection” under the British Bill of Rights, which it wants to replace the Human Rights Act, in its 2015 election manifesto.
By William Turvill 14 April 10:33
The Green Party’s 2015 general election manifesto has called for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to be scrapped, citing its failure to protect journalistic sources.
By PA Mediapoint 14 April 8:55
The 47-year-old is accused of committing perjury in the 2010 trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.
By PA Media Lawyer 08 April 14:44
The Sun's Tom Wells, Neil Millard and Brandon Malinsky and former Daily Mirror reporter Graham Brough are accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 April 10:29
The trial of a former Daily Mirror journalist charged with making illegal payments to a public official been delayed pending a Crown Prosecution Service review.
By PA Media Lawyer 02 April 9:03
The Crown Prosecution Service is to press ahead with a retrial of a prison officer whose conviction on a charge of leaking stories to newspapers was overturned by the Court of Appeal last week.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 01 April 16:38
A former police officer who leaked details of the Milly Dowler investigation to the Sun newspaper has been jailed for 18 months.
By Dominic Ponsford 31 March 17:17
The Crown Prosecution Service is not going to seek a retrial for a News of the World journalist whose conviction for a paying public official was quashed by the Court of Appeal.
By William Turvill 31 March 10:07
The former medi lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers said last night that there will be no return to the “good old days” of “informal” relations between police and the press.
By Dominic Ponsford 30 March 13:04
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the law needs to be changed to give journalists accused of corrupting public officials by paying for stories a clear public interest defence.
By William Turvill 30 March 11:15
The Metropolitan Police is reportedly “sitting on dozens of unopened bin-bags of material” gathered by officers investigating Trinity Mirror national newspapers.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 27 March 15:20
The first journalist to be found guilty of paying a public official in the wake of the high-profile Operation Elveden probe has had the conviction quashed on appeal, it can now be reported.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 March 11:01
Police officers are now banned from secretly obtaining the call records of journalists without getting outside approval from a judge.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 March 9:47
A claim by lawyers for phone-hacking victims that they had suffered "unparalleled" harm was simply wrong, the High Court has heard.