Monthly Archives: September 2012

Law and Media Round Up – 24 September 2012

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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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‘Less than a rock star’s gold toilet seat’

This blog is normally kept for media & law related content, so this post is a bit different from normal. Earlier this year Dominic Nutt, the husband of a colleague and friend of mine at the Centre for Law, Justice … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 17 September 2012

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Leveson’s Legacy: Beyond dusty tomes and 21st century buzzwords

This post first appeared on the Center for Global Communication Studies blog, at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.  “The one thing I am determined not to do is to produce a document which simply sits on the … Continue reading

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Reporting privacy injunctions: a response from Gideon Benaim

I recently asked a couple of questions about reporting anonymised privacy injunctions, following a piece by Gideon Benaim in the Guardian. Benaim, a partner at Michael Simkins LLP, has responded with a full blog post response, which is published on Inforrm … Continue reading

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Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments: 2011 to 2012

Inforrm's Blog 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 Defamation Bill [PDF] records … Continue reading

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How should privacy injunctions be reported?

The recommended procedure and law around privacy injunctions “isn’t quite fit for purpose” according to Gideon Benaim, a partner at Michael Simkins LLP (formerly of Schillings), writing in the Guardian today. Comments seem to be closed on the piece so … Continue reading

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