News: Frankie Boyle wins £54,650 in Mirror libel action

22 10 2012

The comedian Frankie Boyle was, today, successful in his action for libel against MGN, the publishers of the “Daily Mirror”.   He was awarded damages in the total sum of £54,650.  The trial began last Monday, 15 October 2012, before Mr Justice Eady and a jury in Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice in London.  We had a short report on the trial on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 October 2012

22 10 2012

The Jimmy Savile scandal continues to dominate news headlines, with focus on the BBC’s decision to drop its Newsnight film. Reports in the The Times (£), Channel 4, the Independent and elsewhere quote internal emails between the production team. A BBC Panorama special is expected to air on Monday evening. The former editor of the Today Programme, Kevin Marsh (whose new book on the BBC and the Hutton Inquiry is out) has a post commenting on the editorial process and wider implications here. Read the rest of this entry »