Criminal law

By Dominic Ponsford 12 April 9:53
A political blogger is facing the possibility of a fine and possible imprisonment after naming the celebrity who has an injunction banning reporting of his involvement in an extra-marital sexual threesome.
By PA Media Lawyer 12 April 8:27
A judge refused to allow the media to name two teenagers who battered a vulnerable woman to death in her own home after hearing how one of them has tried to kill herself a number of times during her trial.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 11 April 12:56
A former Royal Navy captain whose "shameful" bullying of junior officers cost him his command has lost his High Court privacy claim against the Ministry of Defence.
By Ciara Bottomley 01 April 13:37
From phone-hacking to parliamentary expenses, it’s fair to say that public trust in our institutions has taken a blow over the past few years.
By PA Media Lawyer 22 March 16:39
The Sun on Sunday has been banned from revealing that a "well-known person" in the entertainment industry had a sexual threesome with another individual and their partner.
By Chris White 22 March 11:45
A newspaper editor is convicted of a offence because he failed to realise that a picture would break the law. Arrest, an appearance in court or a caution are increasingly a part of journalism and publishing - as are the life sentences that follow.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 March 11:36
The National Union of Journalists has urged its members to write to their MPs ahead of the second reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill on 15 March.
By John Reynolds 10 March 16:56
The director of Court News UK has questioned the role of local newspapers in light of what he says is the dwindling number of court cases covered by regional titles.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 03 March 12:45
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale is to meet press pressure group Hacked Off amid fears that a further inquiry into press ethics and phone-hacking has been shelved.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 February 9:03
The police investigation into payments by journalists to public officials has closed, Scotland Yard has said. Operation Elveden started in June 2011 after allegations of phone hacking emerged during parliamentary committees and the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics and practices.
By PA Mediapoint 25 February 15:41
The undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" has denied conspiring to pervert the course of justice over the case of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos.
By William Turvill 11 February 10:47
He accepted issues have stemmed in part from the Leveson Inquiry, Operation Elveden and police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists' sources.
By William Turvill 05 February 16:23
The company's second quarter results showed this figure was $7m (£4.8m) for its second quarter, up from $5m in the first, to September 2015.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 February 8:00
So if a journalist illegally listens to the voicemails of a celebrity they can expect dawn raids, years on bail, an Old Bailey trial and a stretch in Belmarsh.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 February 15:16
A Sun reporter whose phone records were illegally obtained by the Metropolitan Police has been granted no compensation by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
By PA Mediapoint 04 February 13:34
A magazine publisher has been fined £10,000 after being found to be in contempt of court as a result of the way a high-profile criminal trial was covered.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 January 8:19
The secretive Court of Protection is to open up to the press under a pilot scheme which launches today.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 January 7:19
A leading newspaper lawyer has called for the offence of Misconduct in Public Office to be scrapped in regard to journalists.
By William Turvill 20 January 17:42
Appearing before the Independent Commission of Freedom of Information, the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) reserved particular criticism for requests asking about forces' use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to identify journalists' sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 January 9:19
Civil rights group Liberty has said the Government needs to rewrite the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill in the light of a landmark press freedom court of appeal judgment yesterday.

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