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Gideon Benaim: Payments for private information and the regulation of journalism

Gideon Benaim, partner at Michael Simkins LLP (formerly of Schillings), has responded to my question about the potential regulation of payments for private information, in a blog post for Inforrm. He argues that “unless there is a legitimate public interest … 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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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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Analysis: Privacy cases re-visited, a year on from Super Injunction Spring – Judith Townend

Inforrm's Blog A year on from the introduction of the Master of the Rolls’ Practice Guidance, six privacy injunctions have been discharged, but with the claimant’s anonymity maintained in each case. The British media, however, hasn’t had much to say. … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 19 March 2012

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Inforrm Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2011

My round up of the past week in media law for the Inforrm blog can be found at this link. Today’s top media law reads (since I compiled that) include: David Allen Green on the “story of what happens what … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Parliamentary satire; super injunction data; Morgan and Mills

It may be August, but there’s still lots of serious media law news to digest. And also some sillier stuff. Like English parliamentary rules. A send-up by the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart was banned from broadcast in the UK because … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Facebook contempt; Giggs' phone hacking claim; Broccoli wins libel payout

A juror has become the first person in Britain to be convicted for contempt of court involving the internet, reportedly widely in the press. Meanwhile plenty of libel-related news: a payout for Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, a row between the … Continue reading

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Are we sleepwalking into a privacy law?

No, says John Cooper QC from 25 Bedford Row: “it’s simply a development of the law”. Judges, he said at this morning’s Weber Shandwick debate at Gray’s Inn, are interpreting existing law: Articles 8 and 10 and Section 12 of … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Counting super injunctions; Twitter battles; and libel in the schoolyard

So, just how many super injunctions and anonymous privacy injunctions are there? Even the Master of the Rolls doesn’t know, but various newspapers have had a stab at guessing.  I’ve produced a table for the Inforrm blog which gives dates, … Continue reading

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