Law and Media Round Up – 30 March 2020

30 03 2020

The first week of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK has had a profound effect on the conduct of all business, including that of the Court.  On 27 March 2020 the government announced that most court and tribunal buildings are closing during the coronavirus pandemic to reduce the risk of court users spreading the infection. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 March 2020

23 03 2020

The news continues to be dominated by Coronavirus, with the Courts starting to become affected. On 17 March 2020 the Lord Chief Justice announced that no jury trials longer than three days must he be held in England and Wales. The Law Society Gazette had a piece. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 March 2020

16 03 2020

This week the media has been dominated by coronavirus (for up to date worldwide statistics, see here).  So far the business of the Courts in England and Wales continues. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 March 2020 [Updated2]

9 03 2020

The most high profile media legal story of the week concerned the litigation between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his sixth wife, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein.  Macfarlane P found, inter alia, that the Sheikh and orchestrated the unlawful abduction of one of his daughters in Cambridge. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2020 [Updated]

2 03 2020

On 26 February 2020 there was a pre-trial review before Nicol J in what promises to be one of the most high profile libel trials of the year, Johnny Depp v News Group Newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 February 2020 [Updated]

24 02 2020

The Sun recorded a loss of £68m last year amid falling print sales and the enormous cost of phone-hacking claims against its parent company.  A total of £54m was spent on damages and legal costs. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 February 2020

17 02 2020

The death of TV presenter Caroline Flack has led to widespread condemnation of press intrusion and renewed calls for regulation of the press and social media. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 February 2020 [Updated]

10 02 2020

Manchester United have accused the Sun newspaper of receiving advanced notice of an intended attack on the house of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and have made a complaint to IPSO. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 3 February 2020

3 02 2020

On 27 January 2020 the Government published its response to the Cairncross Review on its website. Dame Frances Cairncross led an independent review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK which was published in February last year. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 January 2020

27 01 2020

It has been reported that Arron Banks has dropped two of his libel claims against investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr.  The action will, however, continue in relation to a Ted Talk and one tweet. Read the rest of this entry »