PA Media Lawyer

November 1, 2017

Irish media facing two-pronged attack from web giants and defamation laws, says press council chief

The Irish press faces a two-pronged attack from the likes of Facebook and Google and the country’s own defamation laws, the chairman of the Press […]
October 10, 2017

Judge rejects Ryanair bid to unmask pilot sources used in Channel 4 Dispatches report

Channel 4 has seen off an attempt by Ryanair to force it to disclose the identities of four pilots who supplied material used in a […]
September 27, 2017

Judge gives BBC permission to interview father of boy in council care

A High Court judge has given journalists at a BBC regional television programme permission to conduct an exclusive interview with the father of a boy […]
September 5, 2017

William and Kate awarded £95k privacy damages by Paris court over topless mag pics

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been awarded 103,000 euros (£95,000) in privacy damages by a court in Paris following the trial of six […]
August 24, 2017

Lawyer withdraws defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand

A Thai lawyer has withdrawn a criminal defamation case against a BBC journalist over a report on foreigners being defrauded of property, the corporation has […]
August 9, 2017

Editors faced legal dilemma over naming of sex romp couple filmed by police officer from helicopter

Media organisations trying to decide whether to name a couple filmed by the South Yorkshire Police helicopter having sex in their garden were told by […]
July 21, 2017

France takes Google to top European court over 'right to be forgotten' in threat to press freedom

The battle between Google and France’s data protection authority over the reach of an order to remove links to material under the so-called “right to […]
July 11, 2017

Daily Mail wins right to name school at the centre of legal battle with Ofsted over sex discrimination

A ban on naming an Islamic faith school at the centre of a legal battle over alleged sex discrimination has been lifted by the Court […]
July 4, 2017

Channel 4 under pressure to reveal sources of Dispatches probe into Ryanair through Irish court

Channel 4 and a production company have become embroiled in a court battle with low-cost airline Ryanair over their rights to protect confidential sources following […]
July 3, 2017

Terror legislation watchdog Max Hill QC calls for media to take 'greater care' in giving publicity to terrorists

Media reports on terrorist attacks and the accompanying images fuel the killers’ propaganda, Britain’s independent watchdog on terrorism has warned. Publishing images of dead terrorists […]
June 20, 2017

Labour's Tom Watson: Government has 'no mandate' to drop Leveson Two

The Conservative government has “absolutely no mandate” to drop the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned. The Conservatives […]
June 7, 2017

BBC defeats judge's Twitter ban in Scottish court trial

The BBC had to go to court to argue for permission for its journalists to continue sending Twitter messages from the trial of Craig White, […]
May 17, 2017

Shorthand notes supported local newspaper reporter's story in face of quote 'misattribution' claims

A reporter’s shorthand notes of a telephone conversation led a press regulator to reject a complaint from a road safety campaigner that a newspaper had […]