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Law and Media Round Up – 29 April 2013

The biggest news of the week is that the Defamation Bill received Royal Assent and is now the Defamation Act 2013, three years after the publication of Lord Lester’s original Defamation Bill. Inforrm reported the news and context here; a … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 15 April 2013

The Defamation Bill is now coming to the end of its passage through Parliament. On 16 April 2013 it will be back before the Commons on “ping pong”, the stage at which the Commons considers new amendments made by the … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 4 March 2013

This week’s round up, at Inforrm’s Blog. Contempt, defamation, court documents, data protection and more…

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Law and Media Round Up – 8 October 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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OFT closes investigation into whether companies using threats of defamation action “to quell legitimate criticism online”

The Office of Fair Trading has closed an investigation into “whether a group of companies, and solicitors acting on their behalf, were using threats of defamation action to quell legitimate criticism online”.  It was examining whether that had been an … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 14 May 2012

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