Flood v Times Newspapers – the Appeal Documents

8 02 2011

We reported yesterday that the Supreme Court has given Times Newspapers permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in Flood v Times Newspapers ([2010] EWCA Civ 804). Permission has been granted on condition that the “Times” agrees to pay Mr Flood’s costs in any event. The “Times” has now provided us with copies of the relevant Supreme Court appeal documents: sections 5 and 6 of its Notice of Appeal and its submissions on the proposal to grant conditional permission to appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Don’t be fooled by the media” – Steven Heffer

8 02 2011

When I read Anthony Lester’s Bill back in May my first thought was that this is a Bill for Journalists.  A Bill for the Media”.  Those are not my words but those of Senior BBC Journalist, Kevin Marsh in a recent debate on libel reform.

It’s not that surprising. Lester’s Bill was conceived out of years of relentless campaigning by media organisations.  The Government is now drafting its own Bill, using this as the starting point. Read the rest of this entry »