Investigatory Powers Bill, Second Reading, inadequate journalistic protection persists – Alex Bailin QC

15 03 2016

gchq1The Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) has its second reading in the House of Commons today. Although there is much high level resistance to the Bill, relatively little of it has focussed on the impact on the media. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Lachaux v Independent Print, Injunction in libel proceedings to protect legal privilege – Emma Cross

15 03 2016

Afsana-and-Bruno-Lachaux-280460On 18 December 2015, Sir Michael Tugendhat, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, granted injunctions restraining the Defendants, Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, from using information that was subject to legal professional privilege (“LPP”) after a private hearing (Lachaux v  Independent Print Limited). Read the rest of this entry »