Opinion: “Why did Leveson go soft on The Sun?” – Martin Moore

11 01 2012

Dominic Mohan Am I the only one who thought The Sun got off rather lightly at Leveson? It is absolutely right that newspaper editors should be able to shout about the good work they do. As Lord Justice Leveson said, “it is extremely important to emphasise the positive” role that newspapers play, as well as scrutinizing the negative. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments in 2011

11 01 2012

The state of libel litigation in England and Wales in 2011 can be summarised like this: no jury trials, not much media involvement and similar numbers of cases to 2010.  There were 23 first instance defamation hearings before High Court Judges which resulted in the final disposal of libel actions (in 2010 there were 21).  The defendants were successful in 13 of these cases, that is 57% of the total (in 2010 the defendants were successful in 17 or 81% of cases).  Read the rest of this entry »