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Day: 2 February 2013

News: Leading Lords Backbenchers put down “Leveson amendments” to Defamation Bill – Mark Thomson

House-of-Lords_2253554bIn a dramatic move which reflects growing cross-party frustration with the slow pace of Leveson implementation, a cross-party group of leading backbenchers have moved some “Leveson amendments” to be taken at the Report Stage of the Defamation Bill on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The amendments – in the names of Lord Puttnam, former Conservative Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay, former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd and former Attorney-General Baroness Scotland – would insert some of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations on press regulation into a bill which has been strongly supported by the media. Continue reading

Case Law: Ambrosiadou v Coward: Final Injunctions and Third Parties – Sara Mansoori

AmbrosiadouOne aspect of the long running, international litigation between Elena Ambrosiadou and Martin Coward has finally come to an end with Mr Coward agreeing to submit to a permanent injunction and to pay £50,000 in damages to settle the privacy proceedings brought against him by his former wife. Ms Ambrosiadou’s Press Release and the Statement in Open Court can be read here. Continue reading

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