Criminal law

By Press Association 22 July 14:26
Actor Rhys Ifans (pictured, Reuters) and entertainer Michael Barrymore have settled their phone-hacking damages claims. They both received substantial undisclosed damages, their legal costs and sincere apologies from News Group Newspapers, publisher of the now defunct News of the World. The settlements, announced at London's High Court today before Mr Justice Mann, are the latest in the civil litigation against NGN.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 21 July 15:39
The Tulisa drugs sting trial collapsed after the judge agreed that Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood told a “deliberate lie” in a pre-trial hearing.
By Press Gazette 21 July 13:07
The trial of Tulisa Contostavlos over drugs allegations has collapsed.
Glenn Mulcaire (Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 21 July 9:52
Former full-time phone-hacker for the News of the World Glenn Mulcaire has repeated his assertion that be believed he was working indirectly for the police when he listened to the phone messages of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
By Press Gazette 18 July 8:23
A jury took just over an hour and a half to find ex-Wiltshire Police officer Darren Jennings (not pictured) guilty of committing misconduct in a public office following a trial at the Old Bailey.
By Press Gazette 17 July 9:21
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos used code words to help broker a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter who claimed she was in the frame for a leading film role opposite A-list stars, a court has heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 July 15:16
Six former News of the World journalists questioned by police on suspicion of involvement in phone-hacking for the News of the World today been told they will face no further action.
By PA Mediapoint 16 July 9:13
Darren Jennings (not pictured) is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of committing misconduct in a public office while he worked for Wiltshire Police in September 2010.
By PA Mediapoint 15 July 9:41
A former police constable has gone on trial accused of offering to sell information to the Sun about a "womanising and bullying" colleague, a court heard.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 14 July 9:48
Former head lawyer at The Times Alastair Brett is to appeal against his £30,000 fine and six-month suspension for misleading the High Court in the Nightjack case.
By Press Gazette 14 July 8:44
Met Police statistics quoted by Inforrm (The International Forum for Responsible Media) show that 46 police officers are still investigating hacking and a further 53 are looking into payments by journalists to police and other public officials.
By Cleland Thom 08 July 15:41
The Bournemouth Echo’s decision to use huge mugshots of drink-drive offenders on their website has had some of their readers reaching for their law books.
By Press Gazette 07 July 9:40
The comments by Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (pictured, Reuters) to editors of Egyptian media outlets were the first public recognition by Egyptian officials that the case had been damaging to the country's relations with the international community.
By William Turvill and Press Association 07 July 8:18
Former footballer Lee Sharpe and his ex-girlfriend Joanne Petty have settled their phone-hacking damages claims.
By Press Gazette 04 July 11:44
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was jailed today alongside two former colleagues for his involvement in phone-hacking.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 July 10:23
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been given an 18-month prison sentence after being found guilty of conspiring with others to illegally access voicemails between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006.
By Press Gazette 01 July 15:31
Trust worker Alan Hagan, of Melling Mount, Kirkby, is to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 10 July as part of Scotland Yard's Operation Elveden. An unnamed journalist has been summonsed alongside Hagan, 47.
By PA Mediapoint 01 July 14:49
Coulson, 46, faces up to two years in prison after he was found guilty last week of conspiring to intercept voicemails at the News of the World following a marathon trial at the Old Bailey.
By William Turvill 01 July 9:24
Darrell Burbeary, a convicted burglar, has been missing from Moorland Open Prison in Doncaster for 11 days.
By William Turvill 01 July 8:45
The Sun was the first newspaper to report that Harris, who was yesterday convicted of 12 sex attacks on four girls, in April last year – the month after his arrest, and five months after he was initially questioned by police.