Criminal law

By Dominic Ponsford 03 September 10:26
Former News of the World chief reporter Nevill Thurlbeck has said he is "delighted" to see Rebekah Brooks return to News UK as chief executive.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 September 10:17
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman has left the paper, four months after he was acquitted of illegally paying public officials for stories.
By PA Mediapoint 01 September 10:03
Egypt's foreign ministry has called in the British ambassador to Cairo amid diplomatic tension after three Al Jazeera English journalists were sentenced to three years' prison each for reporting "false news".
By Dominic Ponsford 01 September 8:28
News UK could face corporate criminal charges after the Metropolitan Police has handed a "full file" of evidence to prosecutors relating to hacking at News of the World.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 August 14:45
The names of journalists who paid for illegally-obtained private information look set to be publicly released after a legal judgment released today.
By PA Mediapoint 25 August 16:46
A former prison officer from Bury St Edmunds has become the latest to be charged under the high-profile Operation Elveden investigation into newspapers' dealings with public officials.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 24 August 15:44
A former official who leaked stories to the Sun about a Serco-run immigration centre has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
By PA Media Lawyer 18 August 13:10
The Crown Prosecution Service has said it is still considering whether to charge Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood with perjury ten months after the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drug-dealing trial.
By Press Gazette 17 August 12:03
A police force's decision to keep secret the identities of fugitives wanted for offences including murder was wrong, a top officer has admitted. But the force continues to refuse to name the all of the on-the-run suspects.
By William Turvill 12 August 11:40
Police Scotland has come under pressure this month after the Sunday Herald reported that it was one of two forces to obtain journalistic records without judicial approval since the law was changed to prevent this in March.
By William Turvill 11 August 8:50
Mirror Group Newspapers has been granted permission to take its fight against £1.2m of phone-hacking damages payments to the Court of Appeal.
By William Turvill 04 August 14:39
Police Scotland is facing accusations that it is one of two police forces to have unlawfully accessed phone records to find journalistic sources since March.
By William Turvill 03 August 12:56
The total cost to the Crown Prosecution Service of pursuing phone-hacking cases against journalists now totals more than £1.2m.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 July 11:58
Coverage of businessman Edward Ware's activities by journalist John McAllister started as a legitimate exercise in public interest journalism, but could now no longer be justified as freedom of expression, said Judge Patrick Moloney QC, sitting in the High Court on 24 July.
By Rushabh Haria and William Turvill 28 July 15:15
Four years after the launch of Operation Elveden, the number of public officials convicted of misconduct in public office stands at 26. A further seven out of the original 80 who were arrested are still awaiting trial, while four have been acquitted.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 July 15:05
The shameful way News UK, and more recently Trinity Mirror, have thrown sources to the wolves under Operation Elveden casts a shadow over the reputation of British journalism.
By PA Mediapoint 22 July 17:02
Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson (pictured, Reuters) has been ordered to pay £150,000 towards the costs of the marathon hacking trial.
By PA Media Lawyer 22 July 16:26
Solicitor Lawrence Abramson, the man hired by News International - now News UK - to look through emails for evidence that staff knew about phone-hacking has been fined £20,000 for unprofessional behaviour.
By William Turvill 22 July 9:55
A judge has granted the Metropolitan Police access to a journalist's phone records without their knowledge since the Save Our Sources stop-gap law was passed, a court heard today.
By PA Mediapoint 21 July 12:45
Police and prosecutors were wrong to treat an investigative journalist who exposed a drug-taking doctor as a suspect and interview him under caution, the Crown prosecution Service has said.

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