Law and Media Round Up – 1 June 2020

1 06 2020

The Trinity Term will begin on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and will end on Friday 31 July 2020. As the Government continues to gradually ease the Covid-19 lockdown, the Courts continue to work remotely, and updates on the Coronavirus guidance can be found on the Courts and Tribunal Judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 May 2020

25 05 2020

The short Easter legal term has ended on Friday 22 May 2020 and the Trinity term starts on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The Courts will continue to work remotely, and updates on the Coronavirus guidance can be found on the Courts and Tribunal Judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 May 2020

18 05 2020

On 10 May 2020 the Prime Minister announced a plan for a gradual ease of the lock down and a new phase which will see more businesses reopening and people gradually returning to work. Read the rest of this entry »





Family Courts: Local Authorities in care proceedings, To name or not to name – that is the question

15 05 2020

The Transparency Project noticed two cases in which judgments were published on 11 May 2020 the very day that the President’s Transparency Review call for evidence closed – each deals with the question of whether a local authority who had brought care proceedings should be named, and each considers the 2018 guidance on anonymisation (which is one of the subjects of the President’s Transparency Review). Read the rest of this entry »





United States: Media and Law Round Up – May 2020

13 05 2020

The impact of the coronavirus continues to receive much coverage this month. Car manufacturer Tesla was ordered to keep its main California plant closed but has opened it anyway. Amidst the ongoing operations issues companies faced due to the virus, US unemployment figures have reached 14.7%. It is estimated that over 20.5m jobs were lost in the month of April. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers, Allegations of wrongdoing struck out as irrelevant, complex and costly – Mathilde Groppo

12 05 2020

On 24 April 2020, Mr Justice Warby heard a pre-trial application in the case of HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Limited, in which the Defendant sought to have parts of the Claimant’s Particulars of Claim and of the corresponding parts of her Responses to the Defendant’s Requests for Further Information struck out. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 May 2020

11 05 2020

On 5 May 2020 Professor Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist who advised on the UK coronavirus lockdown, quit as a government adviser after the  Daily Telegraph exposed him flouting the rules by receiving visits from his lover at his home. Many on Twitter suggested it was an unwarranted breach of privacy. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 May 2020

4 05 2020

On 1 May 2020 Warby J remotely handed down the judgement in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch), striking out three parts of the particulars of claim alleging that the publisher had acted “dishonestly” by leaving out certain passages of the letter, that the publisher deliberately “stirred up” issues between Meghan and her father, and that it had an “agenda” of publishing intrusive or offensive stories about her. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Law Round Up – Suneet Sharma

29 04 2020

This is the fifth instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 April 2020

27 04 2020

The highest profile media law case of the week was the strike out application in the case of Markle v Associated Newspapers heard remotely on Friday 24 April 2020 by Warby J. Read the rest of this entry »