Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mark Lewis : Dowler Family Lawyer - 'Is There A Cover - Up In Other Newspapers '?

Milly Dowler : Family Lawyer Mark Lewis Threatened And Stalked By Murdoch's Thugs !

Mail and Mirror will face contempt proceedings over Milly Dowler coverage

Attorney general wins permission to pursue the action in the high court over coverage of Levi Bellfield's conviction
Levi Bellfield was convicted on 23 June this year of abducting and murdering the 13-year-old Milly Dowler. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA
 
The Daily Mail and Daily Mirror will face contempt proceedings over their coverage of Levi Bellfield's conviction for the murder and abduction of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, after the attorney general won permission to pursue the action in the high court.

Two judges at the high court in London gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to Dominic Grieve QC to bring the action against the two papers.

Bellfield was convicted on 23 June this year of abducting and murdering the 13-year-old. The jury still had to reach a verdict on a second charge – that the day before he snatched Milly from a street in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in 2002, he had attempted to abduct Rachel Cowles, then aged 11.

But on 24 June the trial judge, Mr Justice Wilkie, discharged the jury from returning a verdict on the charge relating to Cowles, alleging the publicity following Bellfield's murder conviction was so prejudicial that the jury could no longer be expected to consider it.

Lord Justice Moore-Bick and Mr Justice Bean heard arguments on behalf of the two newspapers that their publications would not have created a "substantial risk of serious prejudice".

But the judges, who only had to decide at this stage whether Grieve has an "arguable" case against them, granted permission.

A full hearing of the contempt allegations will now be held at a date to be fixed.

Grieve has moved increasingly to clamp down on alleged transgressions by the media in high-profile cases. In July, the Sun and the Mirror were fined £18,000 and £50,000 respectively for contempt of court for their coverage of Christopher Jefferies, who was entirely innocent of any involvement in the murder of Joanna Yeates.

Sky News is also facing contempt charges after the attorney general won permission on Monday to bring proceedings over the broadcaster's coverage of Paul and Rachel Chandler, the British couple who were held hostage for over a year by Somali pirates.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/nov/22/milly-dowler-mail-mirror?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#Dowler : #McCanns Try And Cash In On Milly Dowler Payout !

#Dowler :Attorney General To Launch High Court Action Against Daily Mail And Daily Mirror

Milly Dowler
Schoolgirl Milly Dowler

The Attorney General is to launch a High Court action over newspaper coverage which followed the conviction of Levi Bellfield for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

Dominic Grieve QC is seeking permission to bring proceedings for contempt of court against two national papers, the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror.

The application will be heard by Lord Justice Moore-Bick and Mr Justice Bean at a hearing in London.

Bellfield was convicted on June 23 this year of abducting and murdering 13-year-old Milly.
The jury still had to reach a verdict on a second charge - that on the day before he snatched Milly from a street in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in 2002, he had attempted to abduct Rachel Cowles, then aged 11.

But on June 24 the trial judge, Mr Justice Wilkie, discharged the jury from returning a verdict on the charge relating to Ms Cowles, saying that the publicity following Bellfield's murder conviction was so prejudicial that the jury could no longer be expected to consider it.

Mr Justice Wilkie referred coverage of the case to the Attorney General.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/22/high-court-action-daily-mail-daily-mirror-milly-dowler-coverage_n_1106906.html?ref=uk

Monday, November 21, 2011

#NOTW #Phonehacking Channel

#Leveson Inquiry : #Dowlers "She's Alive"

#Leveson Inquiry : #Dowlers - Everyone Is Entitled To Privacy

#Leveson : #Dowler - Analysis Of Dowlers' Testimony

#Leveson :#Dowler-Mulcaire Denies Deleting Milly Dowler Voicemails

#Leveson : Milly #Dowler #McCanns Sued For Libel By Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

#Leveson. Milly #Dowler ABUSED And Used By The McCanns

David Sherborne Is NOT A QC And Yet The Telegraph Publish That He Is !

David Sherborne NON QC, using the memory of Milly Dowler and the torment of her parents to help the McCann's receive a large payout. Sherborne non QC, well aware McCann has allegations of paedophilia against him .  Sherborne ready to use and abuse Milly Dowler and her parents to make a fast buck for himself and the appalling McCanns !

http://themurdochempireanditsnestofvipers.blogspot.com/2011/11/leveson-hackgate-drgerry-mccann.html?spref=tw

Sunday, November 20, 2011

#Leveson :Milly #Dowler's parents to reveal 'despicable' actions of News of the World

Milly Dowler's parents to reveal 'despicable' actions of News of the World

Surrey Police has been ordered to release documents which could reveal whether corrupt officers sold information about the Milly Dowler investigation to the News of the World.

Milly's parents will tell inquiry of heartache 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/8902965/Milly-Dowlers-parents-to-reveal-despicable-actions-of-News-of-the-World.html

Saturday, November 5, 2011

#Leveson #Hackgate :Jamie Pyatt, covered the 2002 kidnap and murder of British schoolgirl Milly Dowler

Jamie Pyatt 
REUTERS - A scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp threatened to spread to more than one title on Friday as sources said a journalist at the Sun newspaper had been arrested over allegations of police bribery.

Police investigating events at the News of the World tabloid after a phone hacking scandal said they had arrested a 48-year-old in connection with payments made to police. A spokesman for News Corp’s British newspaper arm News International said an employee had been arrested.
Two company sources identified the man as senior Sun reporter Jamie Pyatt, a journalist who covered the 2002 kidnap and murder of British schoolgirl Milly Dowler, a case which played a key part in the hacking scandal this year.

The Sun, Britain’s largest circulation daily newspaper, is the sister paper to the 168-year-old weekly News of the World, which News Corp shut down at the height of the storm in July.

News Corp was forced to act after its long-held defence that hacking was carried out by one ‘rogue’ reporter collapsed, in part over the revelation that it had hacked into the phone of the missing Dowler and deleted her messages, giving her family false hope that she was still alive.

News of the arrest of a Sun journalist will come as a blow to the group, which has consistently argued that the illegal practices of snooping on people’s phone messages and paying off the police were restricted to the News of the World.

http://www.france24.com/en/20111105-rupert-james-murdoch-news-corp-sun-tabloid-bribery-scandal?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=reseaux_sociaux&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20111105_rupert_james_murdoch_news_corp_sun

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Milly Dowler parents join Yeates's landlord to oppose end to no win-no fee agreements

Letter to Guardian stresses vital role of no win-no fee deals and warns that reform denies justice to people of 'ordinary means'

Sally and Bob Dowler
The parents of Milly Dowler were shocked by the NoW phone hacking revelations, according to their lawyer. Photograph: David Crump/PA
 
The parents of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and the former landlord of Joanna Yeates have warned that plans to reform no win-no fee agreements will prevent people of "ordinary means" from obtaining justice or defending themselves in court.

They are among signatories of a letter released to the Guardian as the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill – which the justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, believes will do away with the "compensation culture" – returns to the Commons this week for its report stage.
The letter says: "We are all ordinary citizens who found ourselves in a position of needing to obtain justice by taking or defending civil claims against powerful corporations or wealthy individuals.

"We would not have been in a position to do this without recourse to a 'no win, no fee' agreement with a lawyer willing to represent us on that basis. As was made clear to each of us at the beginning of our cases, we were liable for tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds if we lost.

"Without access to a conditional fee agreement (CFA), which protected us from this risk, we would not have been able even to embark on the legal journey."

Signatories to the letter, which has been co-ordinated by the media campaign Hacked Off, include Christopher Jefferies, the retired Bristol teacher defamed by the tabloids during the Yeates murder inquiry, and Bob and Sally Dowler, whose daughter's voicemail was hacked into by the News of the World. Others who have added their name are Peter Wilmshurst, a cardiologist sued for criticising research at a US medical conference; Robert Murat, who lived near the scene of Madeleine McCann's disappearance in Portugal and who sued British TV stations and newspapers for libel; and Mary-Ellen Field, Zoe Margolis, Nigel Short and Hardeep Singh.

All of them have had to resort to CFAs to seek justice.

The Ministry of Justice proposals will remove the ability of claimants to recover their costly insurance premiums and their own lawyers' success fees from losing defendants.

Instead, the costs will have to be paid out of any final award for damages. Opponents of the change, such as Hacked Off, warn that it will render the cost of seeking redress through the courts no longer financially viable and restrict access to justice.

Sally Dowler said: "At the outset we made clear that if we had to pay the lawyers, we could not afford to bring a claim; or if we had any risk of having to pay the other side's costs, we couldn't take the chance. If the proposed changes had been in place at that time we would not have made a claim. Simple as that, the News of the World would have won, because we could not afford to take them on."

The letter calls on MPs to support an amendment to the bill tabled by the Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake, which would exclude privacy and defamation cases from the reform of CFAs.

Supporters point out that damages in privacy cases, for example, can be small and would rarely cover the cost of what might be a protracted legal case. Hacked Off is a campaign calling for a full public inquiry into phone hacking. Mary-Ellen Field used to work for the model Elle Macpherson; her phone was hacked. The writer Zoe Margolis sued a Sunday newspaper after it libelled her.

Dr Evan Harris, from the Hacked Off campaign which is working with the signatories to save CFAs in libel and privacy cases, said: "If these reforms go ahead in their current form the government will be making justice impossible for all but the rich. That may suit the tabloid interests and libel bullies but it's not fair."

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said:

"There are many deserving cases brought before the courts. But we have
to stop the abuse of the system by others pursing excessive, costly
and unnecessary cases. Under the current arrangements, innocent
defendants can face enormous costs, which can discourage them from
fighting cases. This simply isn't fair.


By balancing the costs more fairly between the claimant and
defendant, these changes will ensure that claimants will still be able
to bring deserving claims, and receive damages where they are due.


Most importantly they will make the no-win, no-fee system sustainable
for the future."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/31/milly-dowler-legal-aid-cuts?newsfeed=true