Public backs Leveson, Times poll says (but the Times doesn’t) – Brian Cathcart

21 06 2012

A clear majority of people trust the Leveson inquiry to deliver more effective regulation of the press and better protection of the public from intrusion, according to a poll carried out for the Times.  It’s a fact. A poll for the Times did find that, but unfortunately you didn’t read it in the Times. Read the rest of this entry »

A Note on the Defamation Bill, Part 1 – Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott

21 06 2012

We are two academic lawyers who specialise in the area of libel and media law more broadly. We have been much engaged in the policy debate on libel reform, and have been critical of the approach reflected in the Defamation Bill and its earlier iterations. Our appreciation of the problems in this area chimes very much more strongly with the general theme surrounding costs, procedure and access to justice for both defendants and claimants that emerged strongly during the Second Reading debate.

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