News, Exclusive: Carina Trimingham’s appeal against harassment ruling withdrawn

19 02 2013

Carina-Trimingham_2201220bCarina Trimingham has withdrawn the appeal in her harassment and privacy claim against the publisher of the Daily Mail. This was a matter of principle; brought because Carina and her legal team are convinced that the way the Daily Mail wrote about her, and in particular referred to her looks and her sexuality, was simply not acceptable. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson and the Regional Press: the misconceived “arbitration problem” – Hugh Tomlinson QC

19 02 2013

RegionalOne of the key recommendations of the Leveson Report is that a new independent press regulator should provide a “fair, quick and inexpensive” arbitration service.  This is one of three “arms” of the new regulator: standards enforcement, complaints handling and arbitration.  It is proposed that the arbitration service will deal with “civil” complaints – cases which would otherwise be the subject of Court proceedings.  There is a helpful diagram in the Report (Vol 4, K, 4.3, p.1759). Read the rest of this entry »





News: Information Commissioner Consults on Data Protection and Press Code of Practice

19 02 2013

In the light of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations on Data Protection, the Information Commissioner is proposing to issue a Code of Practice under section 51 of the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to the law as it currently stands.  Before doing so, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) is engaging in a short “framework consultation”. Read the rest of this entry »