Law and Media Round Up – 21 November 2011 [Updated]

21 11 2011

The press provides an essential check on all aspects of public life,” were Lord Justice Leveson’s opening words to his Inquiry last Monday. “That is why any failure within the media affects all of us. At the heart of this Inquiry, therefore, may be one simple question: who guards the guardians?

The overall question may be simple, but the evidence-gathering exercise is certainly not – as previous attempts to unravel the phone hacking scandal have shown. The Inquiry first day also featured a statement from the Counsel to the Inquiry, Robert Jay QC, as reported by us here. Read the rest of this entry »