Sex Is Back – the media’s revenge?

22 02 2010

A piece in today’s Media Guardian under the headline “John Terry case: the aftermath” looks at the fallout from Mr Justice Tugendhat’s discharge of the privacy injunction relating to the former England captain.  We have previously blogged about this case here and here.   The Guardian article looks at the changed attitude of the press to “privacy” stories over recent weeks.   It quotes a “senior newspaper executive” as saying: Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: “The Petition for Libel Reform: Case not Proven”

22 02 2010

The Simon Singh libel case (discussed here) has generated huge media interest, partly as a result of a very effective campaign by the defendant himself.  He has has recently appealed to supporters to gather 100,000 signatures on a petition to reform the law of libel. Read the rest of this entry »





Libel Law: Singh case to be heard by the Court of Appeal

22 02 2010

What must be on of the most widely discussed interim rulings in British libel history comes before the Court of Appeal on Tuesday 23 February 2010.   The case of British Chiropractic Association v Singh is being heard by a Court consisting of Lord Judge LCJ, Lord Neuberger MR and Lord Justice Sedley.  This unusual combination of the two most senior Court of Appeal judges is, doubtless, a response the wide public discussion of the case. Read the rest of this entry »