Defamation Reform: UK and Ireland compared – Eoin O’Dell

20 03 2011

ministry-of-justiceThe UK’s Ministry of Justice has announced its long-awaited consultation on the reform of the UK’s libel laws. Much of the territory covered by draft Defamation Bill was covered in Ireland by the Defamation Act, 2009 (also here), though there are some important differences as well. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Master of the Rolls on Superinjunctions – Charlotte Harris

20 03 2011

On 16 March 2011, Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, gave the Judicial Studies Board Annual Lecture entitled “Open Justice Unbound?”.  The full speech is available on the judiciary website here.   Although he covers a number of areas in this talk, I want to look at what he has to say on the issue of superinjunctions which has so vexed the media and on occasion politicians. Read the rest of this entry »