Ruling on Fatima Manji is further proof that IPSO fails as a press regulator – Alexander Brown

22 10 2016

image-20161020-8862-1be8neuShortly after the Nice terror attack in July, Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun newspaper addressed the issue in his regular column in the tabloid newspaper: “Was it appropriate for [Fatima Manji] to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?” he asked. Read the rest of this entry »

Transparency Project: Press regulation, why we are unimpressed by IPSO – Paul Magrath

21 10 2016

IPSO-logo1There are many things wrong with the way the national press reports legal matters, especially matters relating to the Family Court and the Court of Protection. But they are not going to get better unless and until the so-called regulator, IPSO, takes firmer action to enforce the Editors Code of Practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment: R (Ingenious Media Holdings plc and another) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, HMRC “Off the Record” briefing was a breach of confidence – Dan Tench

21 10 2016

ingenious-group-255x90In the case of R (Ingenious Media) v HMRC ([2016] UKSC 54) UK Supreme Court held that information provided by taxpayers to HMRC is confidential and that HMRC acted unlawfully by disclosing such information to journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: AB Bank v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Court refuses to permit service of Norwich Pharmacal order out of jurisdiction – David Whitehead

20 10 2016

ab-bankIn AB Bank Ltd v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC ([2016]EWHC 2082 (Comm)), Teare J set aside a Norwich Pharmacal Order (“NPO”) made against a bank in the UAE on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to serve the order on the bank out of the jurisdiction because none of the permitted jurisdictional gateways under Practice Direction 6B to the Civil Procedure Rules were applicable. Read the rest of this entry »

Social media and crime: the good, the bad and the ugly – Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic

19 10 2016

social-media-logosThe popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation.

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Matrix Chambers and A4ID release online training course on defamation law

18 10 2016

Matrixa4idtwitter_-_high_res_-_squared_offMatrix Chambers and Advocates for International Development (A4ID) have developed an online training course on defamation law in England & Wales, which is freely available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Small steps in the struggle for digital rights? – Paul Bernal

18 10 2016

jeremy-corbynWhen Jeremy Corbyn launched his ‘Digital Democracy Manifesto’ at the end of August, he may not have inspired, but he was at least attempting to get to grips with something that really matters: how governments should deal with the internet. Read the rest of this entry »