Law and Media Round Up 11 July 2010 [updated]

11 07 2010

In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post. We are particularly interested in forthcoming events.

News

The House of Lords debate on the Second Reading of Lord Lester’s Defamation Bill on 9 July 2010 received wide coverage.  We had a post on it with the full transcript and the debate from BBC Parliament TV.   The media were, unsurpisingly, positive about the Government’s reaction.  According to the Daily Mail there are to be “New Laws to Protect Freedom of the Press”.  The Telegraph tells us that Britain’s ‘draconian libel laws’ are to be reformed. Read the rest of this entry »