Tag Archives: libel

Monitoring the effect of changes to defamation statute and procedure

The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force. In a press release the government claims it “reverses the chilling effect on freedom of expression current libel law has allowed, and the prevention of legitimate debate we have seen in the … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 13 May 2013

Last week’s round up: The Guardian is attempting to overturn the Attorney General’s veto of the publication of Prince Charles’ correspondence with seven Government departments. An application for judicial review was heard over two days last week by the Lord … Continue reading

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What’s libel got to do with it? Looking at the Royal Charter’s Arbitration process proposals

A crucial part of the draft Royal Charter is Clause 22, Schedule 3, on Arbitration services. Carl Gardner has previously written about the reasons that a lone blogger might want to be able to access these. Draft Royal Charter, Clauses … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 11 February 2013

This week’s Law and Media Round Up – 11 February 2013, at Inforrm’s Blog.

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Law and Media Round Up – 17 December 2012

Defamation, privacy, phone hacking litigation and media regulation in this week’s  Law and Media Round Up, which can be read in full at the Inforrm blog.

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Upcoming JUSTICE event: Life and law online – defamation, freedom of expression and the web

Meeja Law is pleased to be supporting JUSTICE’s upcoming defamation and freedom of expression event on 20 November 2012. JUSTICE, a law reform and human rights charitable organisation, will be exploring  developments in libel, privacy and freedom of expression online … Continue reading

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A dearth of data about defamation cases in England & Wales

On Tuesday evening (18 Sept), the Law Society held a public debate on the Defamation Bill, asking the panel – including two QCs, a libel reform campaigner and an in-house newspaper lawyer – what they thought of its measures. Much … Continue reading

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Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments: 2011 to 2012

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This post is an update to Inforrm’s previous tally of defamation cases, which tracked Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments in 2011; 2010 and 2005-2009. Additionally, the Ministry of Justice’s Impact Assessment on the…

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Law and Media Round Up – 25 June 2012

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Parliament continues to consider the Defamation Bill 2012, with the public bill committee meeting on Tuesday 26 June (see below, “Next week in Parliament”). Last week the committee rejected an amendment which would have…

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Law and Media Round Up – 30 April 2012

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:
It was the week the newspaper proprietors came to Leveson. Predictably, Murdochs Snr and Jnr dominated the media coverage, but John Ryley (head of news, Sky News) Aidan Barclay (Telegraph Media Group) and Evgeny…

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