News: Prime Minister Announces Inquiries led by Lord Justice Leveson

13 07 2011

The Prime Minister today announced in parliament that there are to be two inquiries both overseen by Lord Justice Leveson. Evidence is to be given under oath and witnesses can be compelled to attend and crucially they can compel production of documents. The Judiciary website has available a number of speeches made by Leveson LJ over the last few years.

The draft detailed terms of reference are set out below.

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Opinion: Phone Hacking, Libel and Access to Justice – Steven Heffer

13 07 2011

The present proposals by the MOJ to abolish the recovery by successful claimants of the success fees on “no win no fee” libel and privacy cases and the recovery of “After The Event” (ATE) insurance premiums represents a damaging and dangerous attack on access to justice for ordinary citizens of modest means. Read the rest of this entry »