Criminal law

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.
By William Turvill 19 January 10:53
The prime minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, is reportedly considering changing the law in relation to journalists' phone records.
By William Turvill 14 January 10:39
According to the Irish Times, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) obtained the phone records after the friend of a deceased model, Katy French, complained about alleged police information leaks.
By William Turvill 12 January 13:26
The officer who signed off Police Scotland’s applications to find journalistic sources “misinterpreted” the Save Our Sources change to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
By PA Mediapoint 11 January 9:52
MSPs on the Justice Committee wanted to hear from four officers who were connected with the decisions leading up to the breaches.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 January 8:02
A New Zealand journalist has successfully stopped police viewing his computer records and notepads in a case which could have implications for the UK.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 January 10:20
Two police officers who gave evidence in the Sunday Times libel trial defence of a claim brought by gangster David Hunt have received apologies from the Met Police after themselves being subject to criminal investigations.
By William Turvill 30 December 10:40
Discussing the state of the journalism industry in an Independent interview, Lewis (pictured, Reuters) said: "We are back where we were."
By William Turvill 29 December 12:36
The inspector, Lee Lyons, has since been sacked by Sussex Police after he was found to have been in contact with journalists. There was no suggestion money changed hands and the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to bring criminal charges.
By PA Mediapoint 29 December 8:33

A man has appeared in court charged with an alleged assault on an investigative journalist.

By William Turvill 23 December 16:46
Russell Findlay, 41, suffered a facial injury in the attack at his home in Glasgow at about 8.45am on Wednesday.
By Press Gazette 18 December 12:01
The Crown Prosecution Service has been asked by phone-hacking victims to review its decision that no further action should be taken against journalists or companies suspected of having spied on messages and voicemails.
By William Turvill 17 December 15:19
A former soldier in Prince Harry's regiment has been found not guilty of committing misconduct by selling stories to The Sun and News of the World.

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