Mischief of a kind: is notice of one, notice of all?


Decades may have gone by, but the phone hacking scandals of the mid-2000s continue to busy the High Court. Notwithstanding the stale nature of the underlying allegations, to this day the high-quality legal teams and careful judicial attention sustain judgments with importance far beyond the parties, with notable lessons flowing. The recent decision of Fancourt […]

Liam Lane

Acquitted in the court of law, condemned in the court of public opinion – it is time to rethink privacy rights?


In February 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously held in the landmark judgment in ZXC v Bloomberg [2022] UKSC 5 that an individual under criminal investigation “has, prior to being charged, a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of information relating to that investigation”.1 The court acknowledged the longstanding and repeated “concerns as to the negative […]