The Telegraph and Daily Mail seem to just copy The Sun’s family law reporting mistakes – Family Court Reporting Watch

24 11 2016

papers_1523485c“LEGAL AID FURY Woman fed boy, 3, poison while plotting to take him to see ISIS jihadi father in Syria but was given public cash in battle to keep any alleged terror connections secret: Taxpayer-funded legal aid went on lawyers representing her as she tried to stop Scotland Yard gaining access to her files”  lead the Sun on Sunday headline. Read the rest of this entry »





Lego vs Daily Mail strikes at paper’s weak spot: its advertising revenue – John Jewell

15 11 2016

legoPerhaps providing a welcome diversion to all the apocalyptic press reaction following the election of Donald Trump is the news that Lego, the Danish manufacturer of plastic bricks, has announced its intention to cease advertising in the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »





The rule of law and press freedom – Lawrence McNamara

8 11 2016

daily-mail-brexit-judges-front-pageWhen some media coverage of last week’s High Court decision pitched judges as enemies or opponents of the people, the Lord Chancellor’s initial silence attracted, hour by hour, a louder chorus of demands that she speak up in defence of the judiciary.   Read the rest of this entry »





News: Open Letter in response to Mail’s targeting of foreign drivers

4 11 2016

mail021116A cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and other leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, in response to the paper’s divisive reporting on dangerous driving this week, which targeted ‘foreign’ truckers.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Melania Trump issues English libel proceedings against the Daily Mail

11 10 2016

melania-trumpMelania Trump, the wife of the controversial US Presidential candidate has issued libel proceedings in London against the Daily Mail over an article it published on 20 August 2016. Read the rest of this entry »





Response from IPSO to a complaint about the Daily Mail – Sarah Phillimore

10 10 2016

daily-mail-spoof-209x300On 6 September 2016 four family lawyers complained to the Daily Mail about their article published on 31 August 2016. We asserted that it seriously misrepresented the views of the President of the Family Division by reporting he considered money spent on lawyers in care proceedings was being ‘squandered’. Read the rest of this entry »





The View from the Daily Mail: Squandering and other lost opportunities – Sarah Phillimore

2 09 2016

Daily_Mail_clock,_closeupIt is always illuminating to run things through the Daily Mail translator. It is a great shame that one of the most widely read newspapers in the UK persists in journalism which at best is click bait, at worst actively dishonest and agenda led. Of particular concern to family lawyers is that agenda currently appears to be an attack on legal aid for parents in care cases. Read the rest of this entry »