Inforrm: End of Summer Break and Preview of Michaelmas Legal Term

4 10 2015

The Inforrm summer break ends today. It has, perhaps, not been much of a summer  in England and not much of a break – with regular postings over the past two months.  However, the Michaelmas legal term began on Thursday so we will be resuming weekly round ups and “term time” posting from today. Read the rest of this entry »

New Book: Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility – Emily Laidlaw

2 10 2015

Regulating Speech in CyberspaceNew technologies have changed the way we communicate challenging traditional structures of speech regulation. In the internet context, the transnational, instantaneous nature of communications makes it difficult for governments to directly control the information that enters and leaves a country. Read the rest of this entry »

News: MGN damages appeal to be heard on 20 and 21 October 2015

1 10 2015

mirror_1839320bThe Court of Appeal has listed the appeal in the privacy damages case of Gulati v MGN on 20 and 21 October 2015.  No indication has yet been given as to the constitution of the court. Read the rest of this entry »

Can our laws cope with online harassment, revenge porn and other internet nasties? – Amber Melville-Brown

25 09 2015

Online HarassmentEngland’s laws are slow to catch up with the proliferation of misdemeanours which occur online, says Amber Melville-Brown in piece originally published on the Spears website. Read the rest of this entry »

Confidence, privacy and a question of fax: butler’s claim can’t be struck out – Jeremy Phillips

19 09 2015

Burrell BookOf note on account of the fact that it pitches one seasoned manipulator of the media against another is Paul Burrell v Max Clifford [2015] EWHC 2001 (Ch),  a High Court, Chancery Division, decision from England and Wales, delivered by Mr Justice Mann on 25 June 2015. This blogpost is based on a note on subscription-based service Lawtel; the full judgment has not yet been uploaded on to BAILII. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Online Dispute Resolution deliver better access to justice – Judith Townend

17 09 2015

Hanshake-by-Aidan-JonesProfessor Richard Susskind OBE is well known within the legal profession for his numerous books predicting a dramatic transformation in legal practice, and calling for an overhaul of 21st century lawyering. Read the rest of this entry »

Sexting: flirting with law – Rhory Robertson and Nichola Leach

11 09 2015

Lead-BZ-081015-Sexting-IllustrationThis week a freedom of information request revealed that children as young as 6 have been questioned by the police over “sexting” – the act of exchanging sexually explicit images and messages – “a sext”. Read the rest of this entry »


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