Law and Media Round Up – 26 June 2017

26 06 2017

Last week saw a remarkable Daily Mail editorial attacking the Guardian. The language was strong, the complaint being that “hardly a day passes without another drip drip drip of mendacious vitriol and bile from Guardian writers attacking us and our readers”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 19 June 2017 [Updated]

19 06 2017

The horrors of the Grenfell Tower fire dominated the media last week.  A number of issues were raised about the conduct of journalists pursuing stories about the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 12 June 2017

12 06 2017

The press reacted “with shock” to the general election result.  The sustained personal attacks of the Sun, Mail and Express on Jeremy Corbyn failed to persuade the voters to support the Conservative Party. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law Cases: Trinity Legal Term Preview

7 06 2017

The Trinity Legal Term began on Tuesday, 6 June and ends on Monday, 31 July 2017.  This post deals with media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Please let us know if there are any other media law cases which should be added to this post. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 5 June 2017

5 06 2017

This week saw the publication of the Civil Justice statistics for the Royal Courts of Justice 2016.  These show a 17% decrease in the number of issued defamation claims from 2015 to 2016, from 135 down to 112.  We will have a post on this later in the week. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 May 2017 [Updated]

30 05 2017

The news this week was dominated by the senseless terrorist murders in Manchester on Monday. The blanket media coverage gave rise to a number of issues, some of which are discussed in a post by Des Freedman. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 May 2017

22 05 2017

This was the week in which the party general election manifestos were published.  Perhaps unsurprisingly there were sharp differences on press regulation and Leveson. The Labour Manifesto [pdf] promised to implement the recommendations of Part One of the Leveson Inquiry and to commence Part Two.  Read the rest of this entry »