New Police Guidance on Relationships with the Media: contacts with the media and “naming of suspects”

21 05 2013

College of PolicingThe College of Policing has issued new “Guidance on Relationships with the Media” [pdf].   This has been produced to ensure greater consistency between police forces and in response to the Leveson Inquiry.  The Guidance deals with contacts between police officers and the media, the circumstances in which  arrested persons should be named and with “media ridealongs”. Read the rest of this entry »

Defamation Act 2013: A boost for free speech – Part 1: Serious Harm, Truth and Honest opinion – Timothy Pinto

21 05 2013

Defamation Act 2013This is the first of four posts by Timothy Pinto of Taylor Wessing where he provides analysis of the key provisions of the UK’s Defamation Act 2013 and its likely practical implications under English law. The four posts will cover: Serious harm, Truth and Honest opinion, Privilege, Intermediary liability, and Other key provisions.

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