Law and Media Round Up – 21 May 2018

21 05 2018

On Tuesday 15 May 2018 the House of Lords voted to support amendments to the Data Protection Bill implementing Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry, namely 252 to 213 in favour of the proposals. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 May 2018 [Updated]

14 05 2018

On Wednesday 9 May 2018 MPs in the House of Common voted against the implementation of a data protection version of Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry by way on an amendment to the Data Protection Bill.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 7 May 2018

7 05 2018

The press complaints body, IPSO, has announced a compulsory arbitration scheme to replace the current voluntary scheme which has not yet had any takers. The development was reported in the Press Gazette.  The new scheme was criticised in a post on Inforrm by Evan Harris and by Brian Cathcart on Byline. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 30 April 2018 [Updated]

30 04 2018

The well-known financial journalist Martin Lewis announced that he is issuing defamation proceedings against Facebook for the publication of misleading adverts bearing his name on the platform. Lewis is the founder of Money Savings Expert.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 April 2018

23 04 2018

The high profile privacy and data protection case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued before Mann J this week.  The Claimant’s case was concluded and the Court heard two days of evidence from the BBC journalist, Dan Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 April 2018

16 04 2018

On Friday 13 April 2018 Warby J handed down public and private judgments in two “right to be forgotten” cases: NT1 and NT2 v Google (public judgment [2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). There was also a “Press Summary” [pdf] of the judgment.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 April 2018

9 04 2018

The Easter Legal Term begins tomorrow, 10 April 2018.  The term ends on 25 May 2018.  The media law highlight of the term seems likely to be the trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC which begins on Thursday 12 April 2018.  We will have a “case preview” later in the week. Read the rest of this entry »