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Tag Archives: libel reform
A Ukrainian businessman’s case against a Ukrainian newspaper has been declared outside the UK’s jurisdiction, by a Queen’s Bench master at the Royal Courts of Justice today. Master Leslie said that the connection to the UK jurisdiction was tenuous, but … Continue reading
The Inforrm blog has an excellent piece on what happens to defamation actions in England & Wales. It reports that while there are between 200 and 300 defamation claims each year, very few are disposed of at hearings, let alone … Continue reading
Tonight I’m off to an Inforrm / Media Standards Trust debate at Gray’s Inn looking at the implications of libel reform for the public. More about it here. It The event will be chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy. The panel … Continue reading
The week’s media law & ethics stories that caught Meeja Law’s eye… Phone hacking Big developments in this story, as the Guardian revealed the suspension of News of the World’s assistant editor (news), Ian Edmondson, “following a “serious allegation” related … Continue reading
Reframing Libel: Mullis and Scott propose two stream libel regime, with only most unusual cases going to High Court
This post was cross-posted on the Inforrm Blog. A two stream libel regime with most cases heard in the County Court or a tribunal, would reduce complexity and costs, argue Professor Alastair Mullis, from the University of East Anglia (left), … Continue reading
A year has passed since Index on Censorship and English PEN published its Free Speech is Not for Sale report. Journalist and author Simon Singh, who successfully fought a libel action brought against him by the BCA (they dropped the … Continue reading
Does Lord Lester’s defamation bill go far enough; and do his propositions make for workable libel laws? Panellists and speakers addressed a wide array of issues at yesterday’s Reframing Libel event at City University London. As my colleagues Oliver O’Callaghan … Continue reading
Speaking on a panel at last night’s Online News Association / Index on Censorship ‘Bloggers in the Dock’ event, Stephens argued for the “innate good sense of crowds”. If a forum or site hosts all forms of opinion “we are then able to make up our minds about the issues of the day.” Continue reading