Monthly Archives: May 2012

After Leveson? A ‘State of the News Media’ report for the UK

By Daniel Bennett With each day of Leveson evidence new stones are overturned, exposing the wider systemic and cultural problems that contributed to the phone-hacking scandal. The ‘post-Leveson’ question becomes ever more pressing, as identified at yesterday’s University of Westminster conference, … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 28 May 2012

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Law and Media Round Up – 21 May 2012

Inforrm's Blog Module three of the Leveson Inquiry is now underway, examining the relationship between press and politicians. Jack Straw, Lord Wakeham, Alastair Campbell and Sir Harold Evans were among the witnesses during the Inquiry’s 19th week, as Natalie Peck … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 14 May 2012

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Employment tribunals and closed material proceedings

By Lawrence McNamara With the Justice and Security Bill due soon, some interesting issues are arising around the use of closed material proceedings in Employment Tribunals. Under Rule 54 of the regulations that govern procedure, closed proceedings and the exclusion … Continue reading

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Opening the court doors online (as well as on TV)

It is expected that today’s Queen’s Speech will contain the government’s plans for allowing cameras in court – albeit it limited to summing up and sentencing in selected courts [update: it does]. But what about opening up justice online? The new issue of … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 7 May 2012

Inforrm's Blog The big media law story of the week was the culture, media and sport select committee’s report into phone hacking [PDF] and one line in particular: its conclusion that “Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise … Continue reading

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The trouble with counting defamation cases

As anyone who has tried will know, it’s very hard to measure different types of civil litigation in England & Wales. I am primarily interested in defamation and privacy claims; some information can be obtained from the courts when you … Continue reading

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