Inforrm is taking a Summer Break

31 07 2017

This is the last day of the 2016-2017 legal year in England and Wales. The Inforrm blog is taking a summer break until the beginning of October. We thank all our readers and contributors who have supported us over the past year. Posting will continue over the summer but will not be as regular as normal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Strasbourg: Bogomolova v. Russia, Publication of picture of 3 year old “orphan” violated Article 8 – Ingrida Milkaite

25 07 2017

The case of Bogomolova v. Russia concerns the use of an unauthorised photograph of a minor’s face on the front page of a booklet promoting adoption and help for orphans. It proves that the publication of pictures of children without parental consent may have a significant social impact on the family and may violate Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), protecting the right to private and family life. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017

24 07 2017

This is the last full week of the Trinity Legal Term and this is the last Round Up of the 2016-2017 legal year. We will provide updates from time to time and resume full Weekly Round Ups when the Michaelmas Term begins on 2 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 17 July 2017 [Updated]

17 07 2017

On Friday the Government announced that Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed as the new Lord Chief Justice, to replace the retiring Lord Thomas from the 2 October 2017.  He is 59 and will be the youngest Lord Chief Justice since 1958 – with the potential to be in post until 2028. Read the rest of this entry »

Should Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 be in force by now? – Christopher Whitmey

14 07 2017

On 23 June 2017 the Department of Culture Media and Sport replied to a Freedom of Information request, posted on WhatDoTheyKnow, concerning the government’s Consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 10 July 2017

10 07 2017

The Reuters Institute has released its worldwide Digital News Report 2017 [pdf].  The section on the UK shows a fall in the trust in the media following the Brexit referendum campaign from 51% to 43%. The survey showed that online has overtaken TV as the most popular source of news with 41% using social media to access news (the same as print).  Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 3 July 2017 [Updated]

3 07 2017

On 29 June 2017 the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley made a statement to the House of Commons stating that she was “minded” to refer the proposed takeover of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox Inc to the Competition and Markets Authority on plurality grounds. Read the rest of this entry »