Matrix Media Update – 11 February 2011

11 02 2011

This is a Media Law Update covering the last week prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

Brady v Norman [2011] EWCA Civ 107,  9 Feb 2011.  The claimant appealed against a refusal to disapply the 12-month limitation period applicable to his defamation claim. The Court was asked to consider whether master’s decision refusing application was in conflict with authority on the equivalent time limit in personal injury claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Inforrm reaches 500 posts – the popular and the less visible

11 02 2011

The Inforrm Blog recently had its first birthday.  Yesterday we reached another milestone – 500 posts.  We thought that it might be of interest to readers to highlight, once again, our most popular posts – along with some of the early, less visible ones which may be unfamiliar to those who have only recently started reading the blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Access to Court Exhibits in Canada – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Brendan Donovan

11 02 2011

Though the law is on their side, it’s still an uphill battle for journalists seeking access to court exhibits

You can film it, but don’t show it to the public.  Those were the instructions of a Quebec judge to journalists in the case of Stéphan Dufour, a man charged with helping his uncle to commit suicide.  The judge was referring to a statement that Dufour made to police before he was charged, a statement captured on video Read the rest of this entry »