Criminal law

By William Turvill 24 April 10:35
The Sun's online news editor Vince Soodin has condemned Operation Elveden for turning into "a probe into unauthorised leaks to journalists – whether they were paid for or not". Soodin, along with former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton, was officially cleared at the Old Bailey yesterday - nearly three years after his initial arrest.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer 24 April 10:04
Former editor local newspaper editor has lost his appeal against a conviction for publishing a story which breached an anonymity order under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 23 April 12:14
Former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton has spoken out for the first time about her four-year, "hellish ordeal" after she was formally cleared in court today.
By William Turvill 23 April 4:22
Guernsey Police is investigating a leak to the BBC described by the force’s chief as “one of the most irresponsible I have ever come across”.­­­
By William Turvill and Press Association 22 April 9:06
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned by Scotland Yard detectives in connection with claims of phone-hacking.
By Cameron Doley 21 April 16:32
Last year has been identified as the second worst on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 17:06
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 April 11:16
The woman in the photograph was not mentioned in the article and IPSO ruled that the newspaper had breached clause 9, covering the reporting of crime, of the Editors' Code of Practice.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 10:27
The Crown Prosecution Service has indicated that journalists are unlikely to face prosecution for misconduct in public office in future for cases which do not involve police officers.
By William Turvill 20 April 9:53
A Conservative MP has reportedly called for an inquiry into the Crown Prosecution Service for the “persecution” of Sun journalists.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 20 April 9:01
Cleared Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe has called for the chief of Met Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to resign.
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.
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.
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.

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