Leveson, Arbitration and the Local Press: Three Misconceptions – Hugh Tomlinson QC

27 05 2013

DCMS Newspaper SocietyRepresentatives of the local and regional press continue to express concern about the key Leveson recommendation that a self-regulator must offer an “arbitration service”.  The purpose of this recommendation is to provide “access to justice” for complainants whilst reducing the burden of legal costs for publishers. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 May 2013

27 05 2013

New Round UpThe most high profile media case of the week was Lord McAlpine’s claim against Sally Bercow.  After Mr Justice Tugendhat’s ruling that Ms Bercow’s tweet made a serious defamatory allegation against Lord McAlpine ([2013] EWHC 1342 (QB)), a settlement of the claim was announced.  Read the rest of this entry »