Leveson: another poll shows public in favour of press reform – Gordon Ramsay

25 03 2013

Opinion Poll

In a recent post on the Media Standards Trust website I wrote that eight consecutive opinion polls have shown that the press has been completely out of step with public opinion on press reform. That number can now be revised up to nine, after another Sunday Times/YouGov poll (full results here) shows that the public favours the proposals for the reform of press regulation.
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Job Advertisement: Reputation Protection Lawyers at Michael Simkins LLP

25 03 2013

reputation.protection1.pdfMichael Simkins LLP is a leading media and commercial law firm.  Across our practice, we have an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality, responsive advice delivered by experienced and talented individuals who truly understand their clients’ needs. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 March 2013

25 03 2013

Round UpLast week’s round up came just ahead of the announcement that all three parties had come to an agreement on a Royal Charter [PDF] with accompanying statute. Provisions relating to costs and exemplary damages were inserted into the Crime and Courts Bill, which will be considered by the House of Lords this week (see “In Parliament” below). An amendment was made to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to protect certain future Royal Charters against being changed by the Privy Council without Parliamentary approval. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Why press regulation should cover blogs – Carl Gardner

25 03 2013

BlogIn a recent post on the Head of Legal blog, I said I was worried that the press self-regulation scheme agreed by the main political parties (and to be underpinned by a Royal Charter and two pieces of legislation) would not offer bloggers what it offers the press. Let me explain my worries – and why I think every type of blog should be included. Read the rest of this entry »