Howard Godfrey QC found guilty of professional misconduct for the manner in which he portrayed a 16 year old victim of sexual assault. His regulatory Tribunal found him guilty of acting in such a way that the confidence of the public in the profession would be diminished. He appealed to the High Court which today (8th June) upheld the guilty finding.
The High Court case involving Cliff Richard suing the BBC for breach of privacy and press intrusion This case is of huge significance not least because of the failure to get the necessary votes yesterday in Parliament in relation to Part 2 of the Levenson Inquiry.
It also has impact in relation to the issue of anonymity. Suzanne McKie's comment on this appears at the end of the Sky News article.
Do NDAs have any proper place in compromise agreements? Measures to preventing any use of NDA's to limit the right of claimants to report harassment to the Police.....
Attached is an article from The Independent (Nov) but also covered in a Guardian article today.
Of note is the low charging and conviction rates. Also relevant is the comment from the TFL spokesperson who said convictions (and therefore charging) are more likely where the taxi is booked via an App/internet, as this will of course track the driver against the passenger. It's about time that black cabs created a similar tracking system based on the black cab driver being obligated to take a code from the passenger that the passenger then inputs into an App that keeps their details.
This Petition is to save funding for women's refuges. It is so important. The Government is proposing cuts to a service that is already seriously underfunded. Please let's get to 100,000. Click on the link: