Lord Justice Leveson said the hearing would examine the relationship between the press and the public, the press and the police and the press and politicians... He said he would initially look into the "culture, practice and ethics" of the press before moving on to the extent of any improper conduct.
It is then open to anyone to submit evidence to the Inquiry, to attend the evidence sessions, and to suggest lines of questioning to counsel to the Inquiry.
But then, Hugh Grant said this kind of activity wasn’t anything new, that he’d actually recorded another reporter saying that he’d done the same thing.
Lord Leveson said those who felt “particularly anxious or nervous” could be introduced through their own counsel to get used to talking in court. “For some, the giving of evidence is indeed a difficult exercise and I will want to make that exercise as easy an experience as possible on the basis that this is not a trial,” he said. “I am simply looking at a series of issues to obtain a series of recommendations. I am not unmindful of the pressures of giving evidence.”
When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind", gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford's autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling's heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.