Law and Media Round Up – 26 March 2012

26 03 2012

Media law news this week was dominated by the Tulisa privacy injunction and the long-awaited judgment in Flood v Times Newspapers. Tulisa used a YouTube video, which has now attracted over 3.5 million views, to “set the record straight” following the leak and publication of a private video. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Cairns v Modi, Victory for the Claimant, damages £90,000

26 03 2012

Former New Zealand test cricketer Chris Cairns has succeeded in his “Twitter libel” claim against the former Chairman of the Indian Premier League, Lalit Modi.  In an judgment handed down today ([2012] EWHC 756 (QB)), Mr Justice Bean comprehensively dismissed the defendant’s defence of justification. Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom, Introduction – Paul Tweed – A correction

26 03 2012

The original version of this post, which was available on the blog on 6 March 2012, contained a factual inaccuracy relating to the findings of the Information Commissioner’s Office Reports into “Operation Motorman”.

Solicitors acting for Associated Newspapers Limited have asked us to make clear that the ICO Reports did not specifically deal with phone hacking.  Read the rest of this entry »