Leveson, Julie Burchill, free speech and the Lynne Featherstone clause – Carl Gardner

15 01 2013

lynne-featherstoneOn 14 January 2013 the Observer decided to delete the online version of an article by Julie Burchill printed in its edition last Sunday, together with readers’ comments on it, most of which were critical. It also apologised for publishing the piece. But you can read it on Toby Young’s Telegraph blog, where it’s since been republished.

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Inforrm 2012 Media Law Quiz of the Year – Extension of Time

15 01 2013

QuizIn response to a number of requests from perplexed readers, we are granting an extension of time for submissions of answers to the Inforrm media law quiz of the year. A number of distinguished media lawyers have told us that they are unable to answer a single question.  If true, this demonstrates a lamentable failure to read Inforrm over the past year.  The blog contains straightforwards answers to a number of the questions.   Read the rest of this entry »





News: A new Guide for Litigants in QBD Interim Applications – Lorna Skinner

15 01 2013

QBD GuideOn Friday 11 January the Interim Applications Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court issued  “A guide for self-represented litigants”. As many readers will know, the Interim Applications Court (known as ‘Court 37’) deals with applications for orders pending the final trial of a case in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice – in the media context, applications for interim privacy and harassment injunctions. Read the rest of this entry »