Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016

5 12 2016

WeeklyRoundupThe Supreme Court will, today, sit in an unprecedented panel of 11, to hear the most important constitutional case for many years, the so called “Article 50 Brexit” case.  This has generated huge media coverage and a commendable effort by the Court to open its processes and communicate with the public. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up

30 11 2016

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The 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. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 November 2016

28 11 2016

weeklynews1The case of Lachaux v Independent Print, the most important libel appeal of 2016 will be heard by the Court of Appeal (McFarlane, Davis and Sharp LJJ) on 29 and 30 November 2016.  This is first consideration of the “serious harm” test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 by an appellate court. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up

22 11 2016

alexflickrThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 21 November 2016

21 11 2016

Weekly Round Up 2Mirror Group Newspapers is reported to have paid out £500,000 to settle phone-hacking and other misuse of private information claims brought to 29 people including the entertainer Les Dennis, presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and EastEnders actor Steve McFadden. Many of the claimants were friends or family of the famous people targeted by journalists. Read the rest of this entry »





Access to information should not be an after-thought in plans for ‘transforming our justice system’ – Judith Townend

19 11 2016

Royal Courts of JusticeOn 15 September 2016 the Ministry of Justice opened its consultation into “Transforming Our Justice System”. The 36 page document, accompanied by a statement by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals, sets out a “vision” for a radical overhaul and major financial investment in courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: The Government’s Consultation on the Press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

16 11 2016

consultationHome Secretary Amber Rudd and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have launched a public consultation on the press, but in flagrant breach of the spirit of honest consultation they are twisting the truth and loading the odds. Read the rest of this entry »