Sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health: Developments from IPSO and the ASA – Demelza Hassani

31 10 2018

Two recent IPSO developments and one decision from the Advertising Standard Agency (“ASA”) demonstrate a trend towards more active challenging and regulation of the media in respect of issues relating to sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: ABC v Telegraph Media Group: NDAs and Interim Injunctions, is there ever a public interest in breach of confidence? – Persephone Bridgman Baker

30 10 2018

The case of ABC v. Telegraph [2018] EWCA Civ 2329 raises a number of current and important legal issues about interim injunctions, confidential information and the legitimacy of the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). That was before the disclosure made in Parliament late last week, and the case now raises equally current and important legal issues of parliamentary privilege, circumstances of confidence and the rule of law. Read the rest of this entry »





Why Lord Hain was wrong to disclose Sir Philip Green’s name – Tom Double

29 10 2018

Lord Hain’s decision to name Sir Philip Green in the House of Lords as the individual who obtained an interim-injunction against the Daily Telegraph has polarised opinion.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 October 2018

29 10 2018

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in ABC v Telegraph Media Group [2018] EWCA Civ 2329.  This caused a storm of media complaint and misrepresentation – the Telegraph itself failing to make clear the temporary nature of the injunction or the fact that two of the complainants covered by NDAs supported it. Read the rest of this entry »






Lord Hain and Privilege: When power, wealth and abuse combine to subvert the rule of law – Paul Wragg

27 10 2018

Judges have their role to play, and Parliamentarians theirs, and “it is for the public to judge whether what I have done is right or wrong”, says Lord Peter Hain.  Yet since Lord Hain chose to breach the court injunction issued by the Court of Appeal in ABC v Telegraph Group plc by hiding behind Parliamentary privilege, this is exactly what the public does not get to do.  Read the rest of this entry »






News: Statement in Open Court, Newsquest apologises to Libyan man arrested after Manchester bombing for false allegation of ISIS link

25 10 2018

In statement in open court [pdf] read before Mr Justice Warby yesterday, 24 October 2018, Newsquest Media Group, the publishers of the Argus Newspaper in Brighton, apologised to a Libyan man arrested after the Manchester bombing pilot over an article alleging that he was an ISIS sympathiser who had publicly mourned the death of an ISIS leader. Read the rest of this entry »





Big Fail: The internet hasn’t helped democracy – Robert Diab

24 10 2018

File 20181015 165888 1a4fk3s.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Hardly a week goes by without news of another data breach at a large corporation affecting millions, most recently Facebook. In 2016, the issue became political with evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. election and the spectre of foreign control over public opinion. Read the rest of this entry »





Take care with that social media duty of care – Graham Smith

23 10 2018

Should social media platforms be subject to a statutory duty of care, akin to occupiers’ liability or health and safety, with the aim of protecting against online harms? In a series of blogposts and evidence to the House of Lords Communications Committee William Perrin and Professor Lorna Woods suggest that the answer should be yes. Read the rest of this entry »