Here’s this week’s round up of media law news from sunny London. Phone hacking and defamation reform, as usual, dominate. Hopefully we won’t inadvertently include any legal April Fools.
- Inforrm>>Defamation Update: Part 3 – Heather Rogers QC
- FT.com>> Libel reform groups want wider curbs
- Inforrm>>Opinion: “Draft Defamation Bill – Proposals, Problems and Practicalities”, Part 1 – Antony White QC and Eddie Craven
- White & Craven Part 2
- Inforrm>>News: Joint Committee on Defamation Bill Established
- BBC>>Libel lawyer Paul Tweed’s work for Uri Geller on TV
- BBC See You in Court, episode two, featuring libel battles fought by Uri Geller and Ali Dizaei
The latest on the Solicitors From Hell libel saga, can be found in this report on 5RB; in ‘Awdry Bailey Douglas & Anr v Kordowski’ the defence was struck out and the defendant was refused permission to appeal. A final injunction was issued at the hearing and the defendant was ordered to pay the claimants’ costs.
- Press Gazette>>Met fails to stop lawyer’s phone-hacking libel bid
- Inforrm>>News: Hacking, Parliament and the Courts – a busy week
- The Guardian>> Is News Corp losing control of the phone-hacking story?
- The Guardian>> Phone hacking: two News of the World journalists arrested
- David Leigh debates with Inforrm in comments on: Libel, Blackmail and Anonymity: ZAM – the super injunction that never was
- Jon Slattery: ‘Scandal-hungry media don’t care about privacy’
- Journalism.co.uk>> Open statements introduced in privacy and malicious falsehood cases
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