Independence key selling point for Sir Harry's Impress regulator - but funding could be stumbling blockBy Dominic Ponsford 10 December 12:40
The backers of a new proposed press regulator called Impress say that independence will be its key selling point.
By Darren Boyle 09 December 15:38
News stories held on internet archives could be exempted from contempt of court proceedings as long as they were published before proceedings became active, new proposals released today recommended.
By Cleland Thom 09 December 14:45
The convictions of two private investigators who ‘blagged’ people’s person details from organisations should ring alarm bells for journalists.
By Press Gazette 09 December 9:10
A group of free speech campaigners are planning to set up a rival system of press regulation which they say will be fully compliant with the Leveson plan.
By Darren Boyle 06 December 11:20
Former England international Paul Gascoigne denied claims that he injected cocaine and instead insists he was “just getting the lady a syringe”, court documents have shown.
Government may 'welcome' fact publishers have signed up to IPSO regulator but the law it backed will penalise membersBy Dominic Ponsford 06 December 7:49
The Government is acting like a drunken dad who beats his kids and then buys them presents when it comes to the press at the moment.
Former Times legal chief suspended by tribunal after paper deceived High Court to expose Nightjack police bloggerBy Dominic Ponsford 06 December 6:29
Former legal manager of The Times Alastair Brett has been suspended as a solicitor for six months over the paper's handling of the Nightjack case.
By PA Media Lawyer 05 December 9:57
A local authority has won a High Court order restricting reporting relating to the case of an Italian woman whose child was taken into care after she was forced to have her baby delivered by Caesarean section.
By Darren Boyle 05 December 8:57
A leading Tory MP and former journalist has called for a UK Bill of Rights to secure press freedom to replace the Government’s planned Royal Charter backed regulator.
By Darren Boyle 04 December 14:24
A former police officer at the centre of the Plebgate affair is suing Andrew Mitchell MP over comments he made in the media surrounding the controversy.
By Darren Boyle 02 December 16:11
The National Union of Journalist has apologised to BBC HR director Lucy Adams after it claimed she had been running a dirty tricks campaign.
By Cleland Thom 02 December 10:18
I said in this blog last month that newspapers, magazines and websites can get into legal difficulties because of procedural errors rather than a lack of legal knowledge.
Nick Davies and David Yelland join forces to call for publishers to back press regulation Royal CharterBy Dominic Ponsford 29 November 8:42
Investigative journalist Nick Davies and former Sun editor David Yelland have joined forces to call for publishers to sign up to the Government’s preferred system of press regulation.
By Darren Boyle 28 November 12:14
Peaches Geldof is under police investigation after breaking a court order by naming two women who allowed their babies to be abused by paedophile singer Ian Watkins.
A reporter's experience covering a parish council meeting earlier this month exposed an apparent gap in government guidelines on live blogging.
By Darren Boyle 28 November 9:49
A website has apologised to a singer after using his photograph to illustrate the story of a convicted paedophile with the same name.
Plebgate case blunder will not cost Andrew Mitchell as legal team vow to continue libel fight with The SunBy Darren Boyle 28 November 9:09
The law firm representing Andrew Mitchell MP has confirmed it will continue to fund his Plebgate case against News UK despite losing a £500,000 costs decision.
By Darren Boyle 27 November 11:58
Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell is facing a £500,000 “Plebgate” legal bill if he continues his defamation action against The Sun, the Court of Appeal today ruled.
By PA Media Lawyer 27 November 10:14
A former member of staff at Sandhurst military college who leaked private details about the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to a tabloid newspaper has been spared jail.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 November 13:07
A review of policing led by former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens has called for nationwide action to reverse what he described as retreat from police forces dealing openly with the media.