Month: January 2004

Hutton lays down the law for the BBC and the rest of the media

Lord Hutton raises two issues in his report which concern the responsibility of the media in reporting information in circumstances where the rights of individuals (and corporations) risk being infringed. This is the key tension between the rights of the individual enshrined in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (which a recent …   Read more

The assessment of costs in the Douglas v Hello! action: the last battle?

This is our fourth e-bulletin on this fascinating and hard fought action.  In our April 2003 e-bulletin we reported the judgment of Mr Justice Lindsay on the issue of liability, and in November 2003 we reported on the assessment of damages. On 23 January 2004 Mr Justice Lindsay handed down judgment on the issue of …   Read more