There has been a great deal of publicity about the need to reform the law of defamation. This includes:

  • Index on Censorship and English Pen Report on Libel Reform, “Free Speech is Not for Sale”. The publication of this Report was part of a wider campaign for reform
  • Select Committee for the Department of Culture Media & Sport Report on “Press Standards, Privacy and Libel”. This followed a lengthy inquiry, taking evidence from claimants (the McCanns, Max Mosley), defendants (newspapers and other publishers) and lawyers. It was published on 24 February 2010: Continue reading