Midweek media law mop up: Mooting, souped up injunctions and CFA reform

This week’s mop up comes in a snatched break at the The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy.

There are 27 international teams of law students competing in a fictional freedom of speech case, in the ‘Universal Court of Human Rights’. Some of Britain’s leading QCs and judges will be attending during the course of the next few days, including Mr Justice Eady and Mr Justice Tugendhat. I’m assisting the PCMLP with organisation and the administration of the dozens of moot matches …

Away from Oxford, the big-ish media law news of the week was the government’s announcement of reform of civil litigation costs and funding, following Lord Justice Jackson’s CFA recommendations.

Costs

Libel

Media regulation

Phone hacking

The Guardian this week covered what they called a super injunction and a “legal first” in a libel case involving a financier. It’s odd the newspaper calls it a ‘super injunction’ because details of the order’s existence were available in an anonymised judgment online. Meeja Law will return to this topic in due course.

Digital

Finally, it was great to spot that barrister Adam Wagner has made the Orwell Blog Prize longlist for his UK Human Rights Blog. Well-deserved indeed. Best of luck in the rest of competition!

You can find a full stream of aggregated media law news via @medialawUK on Twitter; and Meeja Law tweets go out via @meejalaw. Contact me via @jtownend or jt.townend [at] gmail.com. Relevant journalism and law events here: https://meejalaw.com/events/

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One Response to Midweek media law mop up: Mooting, souped up injunctions and CFA reform

  1. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 4 April 2011 « Inforrm's Blog

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