Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Ongoing Attempts to Build British Tennis . . . . Yet the Score remains Love All

In 2003 the LTA published a mission statement setting out their goal of doubling the number of British players in the world’s top 100. At this time only two players were in the top 100 and so it did not seem too much of a challenge. Seven years later, rather than increasing British talent, the [...]

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Conrad Black given hope of early release after US Supreme Court ruling

Former Telegraph Group owner, media personality and author Conrad Black has won fresh hope of early release from jail following a ruling by the Unites States Supreme Court that their convictions relied in part on a controversial corruption law that was too broad in its scope. America’s highest court issued separate, but related rulings in [...]

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Scottish National Party ends judicial review application against the BBC

The Scottish National Party (‘SNP’) has apparently dropped its legal challenge against the BBC for refusing to allow its leader Alex Salmond to take part in the televised leader’s debates during this year’s General Election. The SNP had obtained permission for a judicial review of the BBC‘s refusal to give the SNP the same status [...]

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Libel claim over Channel 4 “Jacksons” documentary ended on the eve of trial

A libel claim by Matthew Fiddes against Channel 4 Television, Studio Lambert and Jane Preston that has apparently cost more than £3.0 million in legal fees to date has ended just before going to trial. Mr. Fiddes claimed that the Defendants in the case libelled him in a documentary about the family of the late [...]

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High Court rules that book review claim is “not serious enough” to justify a libel action

Mr. Justice Tugendhat sitting in the High Court has ruled that a claim brought in respect of a book review was not serious enough to justify a libel action, although another part of  the publication may yet form the basis of a case. The matter centres on Lynn Barber’s review of a book in the [...]

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Infringement of Human Rights or Proportionate Action by Ofcom?

It was a choice of words that saw Jon Gaunt sacked and the station censored by Ofcom. Now the former TalkSport presenter is challenging the decision of media regulator Ofcom by way of a Judicial Review under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Gaunt is claiming infringement of his fundamental right to [...]

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Robbie Earle dismissed over misuse of tickets

An interesting story in the news today concerns the case of Robbie Earle, the ITV football pundit who was dismissed yesterday on the basis that he had sold his ticketing allocation in breach of his contractual obligations to ITV. The misuse of complimentary tickets is an old story at many major sports occasions. It is [...]

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The Jury’s Out

It is no surprise that a trial scheduled to start on Monday that is expected to last 20 days concerning a documentary about Michael Jackson’s older brother, the King of Pop’s former bodyguard and Channel 4 is hitting the headlines. The story has gained a headline podium position due to its legal implications.

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CPFC2010 swoop to save Crystal Palace

On Saturday 19 April 1969 Crystal Palace defeated Fulham in front of a capacity crowd to gain promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time. On Saturday 12 May 1990 Crystal Palace drew 3-3 against Manchester United in the FA Cup Final in front of 80,000 at Wembley. On Saturday 29 [...]

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