Criminal law

By PA Mediapoint 06 July 12:03
The final News of the World journalist to be convicted for his role in the phone-hacking scandal has been spared jail. Features editor Jules Stenson is the ninth former News of the World staffer convicted for involvement in hacking.
By William Turvill 03 July 8:05
The frequency of Metropolitan Police press leak investigations nearly tripled in the year the Leveson Inquiry started, new figures show.
By PA Media Lawyer 02 July 17:22
The News Media Association - which represents the national, regional and local newspaper and magazine industries - has called on the Independent Police Complaints Commission to reconsider its rejection of a complaint by a reporter who was issued with a harassment notice.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 12:14
Despite being found not guilty of hacking, former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis says the prosecution has cost him his life savings, his marriage and four years of his life.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 9:38
Former News of the World senior executive editor Alex Marunchak has said that he is stuck in a sort of English “Guantanamo” nearly three years after his arrest on suspicion of computer hacking.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 01 July 12:37
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson's deputy broke down in tears as he was found not guilty of being part of a plot to hack phones in the race for scoops.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 July 10:49
Media organisations have challenged the continuing restrictions on reporting a terrorism trial which was held in conditions of unprecedented secrecy.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 June 9:48
The jury in the hacking trial of Neil Wallis, former deputy to News of the World editor Andy Coulson has yet to reach a verdict after retiring on Thursday.
By PA Mediapoint 29 June 8:51
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By William Turvill 26 June 9:15
Trinity Mirror has increased its cost savings target for the year from £10m, set in March, to £20m.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 16:10
A year on from the end of the hacking trial both News Corp and Scotland Yard have declined to comment on whether or not News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has yet been questioned by police.
By William Turvill 25 June 8:37
More than 500 journalists, politicians and press freedom campaigners have signed a petition calling on the Metropolitan Police to cancel a harassment warning letter issued to a Croydon Advertiser reporter.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 June 12:32
Press Gazette has launched a petition urging Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to cancel a Police Information Notice harassment warning given to Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies.
By PA Mediapoint 23 June 8:43
Stefan Stoehr said Ahmed Mansour "is free", but could not immediately provide any more details.
By PA Media Lawyer 19 June 7:19
Disgraced former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson returned to court yesterday to fight a legal bid to make him pay £750,000 towards the cost of the phone-hacking trial.
By PA Mediapoint 18 June 16:36
News of the World editor Andy Coulson convinced his deputy, from west London, that a scoop about then home secretary David Blunkett's affair with a married woman had come from a "source" - when in fact it was from phone-hacking, a court has heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 June 9:45
Three charges facing two Sun journalists prosecuted under Operation Elveden have been dropped.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 June 17:00
Mirror Group Newspapers has been refused permission to appeal against a High Court ruling which saw it ordered to pay record damages to eight phone-hacking victims.
By PA Mediapoint 09 June 11:04
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson's deputy has gone on trial accused of plotting to hack voicemail messages.
By David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth 09 June 10:19
Despite an apparent climbdown from Operation Elveden, the risk of a criminal prosecution for paying public officials for stories, even when the story is clearly in the public interest, is now higher than ever for journalists.

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