This really isn’t my area, so I’m not going to opine on it personally.  The whole storm in the proverbial has, however, generated a bunch of legal comment from those concerned with media and/or privacy law.

First and one of the best is from Dean Knight, a lecturer at Victoria University in his blog Elephants & the Law.  Dean argues convincingly in his post Reading the tea leaves: the declaratory judgment application that the courts should really issue a declaratory judgement on the matter to help everyone know just what the position is.

Next is Andrew Geddis at Pundit in his post Time for a cup of tea, perhaps, with his usual amusing-in-style roundup of the issues, including his thoughts on why the idea that the Herald deliberately set out to record the conversation is laughable.

Stephen Price has made a number of posts on the topic, including Of sneaky devices, Of sneaky devices 2 and, in a break from tradition, Sneaky devices 3.  His most recent effort is Hosking lays down the law, a critical analysis of Mike Hoskings attempted (and basically failed) summary of the affair.

All worth a read if you are wondering just what all the fuss is about.


About Ivan McIntosh

I am a partner of Carter Atmore Law...residing in City Road just off the busy thoroughfare of Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand....where we are specialist business & property development lawyers, working for both local and international clients. Proud husband to Joanna, and dad to two sons. Passionate rugby supporter. Email: imcintosh@calaw.co.nz Ph: 64 9 921 5026
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