Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017

24 07 2017

This is the last full week of the Trinity Legal Term and this is the last Round Up of the 2016-2017 legal year. We will provide updates from time to time and resume full Weekly Round Ups when the Michaelmas Term begins on 2 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 July 2017 [Updated]

17 07 2017

On Friday the Government announced that Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed as the new Lord Chief Justice, to replace the retiring Lord Thomas from the 2 October 2017.  He is 59 and will be the youngest Lord Chief Justice since 1958 – with the potential to be in post until 2028. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 July 2017

10 07 2017

The Reuters Institute has released its worldwide Digital News Report 2017 [pdf].  The section on the UK shows a fall in the trust in the media following the Brexit referendum campaign from 51% to 43%. The survey showed that online has overtaken TV as the most popular source of news with 41% using social media to access news (the same as print).  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 3 July 2017 [Updated]

3 07 2017

On 29 June 2017 the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley made a statement to the House of Commons stating that she was “minded” to refer the proposed takeover of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox Inc to the Competition and Markets Authority on plurality grounds. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »