News: IMPRESS announces that it will seek recognition under the Royal Charter

20 05 2015

THE-IMPRESS-PROJECT-1IMPRESS, the Independent Monitor for the Press, has announced that it is preparing to seek recognition under the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf]. The Charter gives effect to the principles of independent and effective regulation defined by Lord Justice Leveson after his groundbreaking inquiry into press standards. Read the rest of this entry »





News: OPO v James Rhodes, Handown of judgment by Supreme Court, statements and news reports

20 05 2015

TJames Rhodes Supreme Courthe Supreme Court handed down judgment today in the case of OPO v James Rhodes ([2015] UKSC 32). The Court unanimously allowed the appeal by the defendant author from the grant of an injunction by the Court of Appeal ([2014] EWCA Civ 1277) to restrain the publication of a memoir, Instrumental.   Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: OPO v James Rhodes (formerly MLA): Pianist’s book unbanned, no intention to cause distress – Dan Tench

20 05 2015

InstrumentalThe Supreme Court handed down today its judgment in OPO v MLA ([2015] UKSC 32), the case in which the Court of Appeal had – extraordinarily – granted an injunction to prevent the publication of a book solely on the ground that it might cause psychological harm to the author’s son. In a compelling and comprehensive judgment, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal and discharged the injunction. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: OPO v James Rhodes and Canongate, Injunction banning book publication discharged – Lucy Moorman

20 05 2015

RhodesIn its decision in OPO v. James Rhodes ([2015] UKSC 32), the Supreme Court has put the case of Wilkinson v. Downton firmly back in its box, not to be disposed of entirely, but certainly not to be used again against the those in the position of the defendants, the author and pianist James Rhodes and the publisher Canongate.   Read the rest of this entry »





The dangers of social media in the workplace – Aimee Stevens

20 05 2015

Facebook-at-workSocial media can do an immense amount of good but we have also seen what happens when it goes wrong. There have been a wealth of bust ups via Twitter, for instance; JP Morgan being forced to stop a Twitter Q and A session, and the many Twitter troll trials. But what happens when the everyday user takes to social media to talk about work? Read the rest of this entry »