News: Judge rejects bid to challenge “seriously unfair” press regulation consultation – Media Lawyer

21 03 2017

A phone hacking victim has lost a High Court bid to challenge a “seriously unfair” Government consultation exercise on press regulation. Former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames failed to persuade a judge that she had an “arguable” case which should be aired at a full judicial review hearing. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 March 2017

20 03 2017

George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the Evening Standard this week “sparked responses ranging from the humorous to the incredulous“.  Dominic Ponsford in the Press Gazette said that the appointment “raises serious practical and ethical questions.Read the rest of this entry »





If surveillance cameras are to be kept in line, the rules will have to keep pace with technology – William Webster

17 03 2017

Image 20170314 10724 1e3fqhlIt has been said that Britain has more surveillance cameras than any other country in the world. This proliferation of CCTV cameras led the government to establish a surveillance camera commissioner responsible for overseeing their governance – the only country in the world to do so. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 18

15 03 2017

The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news.
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Law and Media Round Up – 13 March 2017

13 03 2017

The “Twitter Libel” case of Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins continued to take the media law headlines this week.  Mr Justice Warby’s judgment on Friday, awarding damages of £24,000 to the claimant ([2017] EWHC 433 (QB)) was widely picked up on mainstream and social media. Read the rest of this entry »





World-Check: what can you do if you find yourself on its database? – Michael Patrick

10 03 2017

Recent legal action taken by the Finsbury Park Mosque against Thomson Reuters has highlighted the reputational harm that can be caused if you are wrongly added to World-Check’s database. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 17

9 03 2017

The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news.
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