In November 2010, leading academics, lawyers and journalists gathered at City University London to discuss the future of libel reform at the Reframing Libel event. A book of working papers is soon to be published.
In the meantime, to coincide with the government’s publication of the draft defamation bill, the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University London has made digital papers available here:
- Peter Wilmshurst: Changing the experience of being sued and the impact on science and medical research
- Claire de Than: Time for a bigger time frame?
- Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott: Reframing libel – Taking (all) rights seriously and where it leads
- Robert Dougans: Reframing Libel: The online perspective
- Andrew Stephenson: Science and libel
- Gavin Sutter: Reforming libel – evolution, not revolution
- Roy Greenslade: What needs to happen from the media’s perspective
- Razi Mireskandari: Reframing the costs of libel
- Magnus Boyd: The proposed restriction on corporate bodies to sue for libel
- Hugh Tomlinson: A practitioner’s perspective
The government’s public consultation on defamation law can be found here: