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The bitter taste of victory: After years of campaigning for press freedom, is the Times now regretting its success? – Simon Carne

Reading the Times newspaper on Tuesday.  I was somewhat gobsmacked to see Sean O’Neill, the paper’s chief reporter, complaining that “The UK has no constitutional protection for a free press and no real cap on costs for libel actions.” These two facts formed the centrepiece of his argument that abuse of British courts is killing free speech. Continue reading

Case Law: R (Jefferies and ors) v Home Secretary and anor, Judgment leaves claimants ‘hacked off’ – Katie Ayres

By Judgment handed down on 29 November 2018 (R (on the Application of Jefferies and Others) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [2018] EWHC 3239 (Admin)) Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed the Claimants claims for Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to not embark on ‘Part 2’ of the Leveson Inquiry. Continue reading

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