Law Commission: A sensible proposal for online recording of reporting restrictions – Judith Townend

18 04 2014

Law Commission reforming the lawAmid concerns over proposed changes to the Contempt of Act 1981, through the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which would introduce new statutory powers for the removal of online material*, it seems worth highlighting some separate recommendations on contempt and court reporting, published in late March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: Monitoring the effect of the changes – Judith Townend

8 01 2014

StatisticsThe Defamation Act 2013 is now in force. In a press release the government claims it “reverses the chilling effect on freedom of expression current libel law has allowed, and the prevention of legitimate debate we have seen in the past”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 3 – Easter and Trinity terms 2013

22 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 2 – Hilary Term 2013

21 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 1 – Michaelmas Term 2012

19 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 July 2013

29 07 2013

Media and Law Round Up 2This marks the final law and media weekly round up for the summer. Many thanks to the readers who have sent updates during the year. A round up of the legal year will be published in due course: please get in touch with recommendations for inclusion – especially anything that has been missed in the weekly round ups – via the details at the bottom of this post. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 July 2013

22 07 2013

Media and Law Roundup Rupert Murdoch has claimed he was “overly emotional” in comments he made about the police investigation into alleged payments by journalists to public officials that were secretly recorded and reported in Private Eye and by Exaro News (see Press Gazette on the chronology of the story here). Read the rest of this entry »








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