Law and Media Round Up – 25 March 2019

25 03 2019

This week saw the announcement of the dissolution of the long established media law set, 1 Brick Court, headed by Lord Garnier QC.  We had a post about this and there were also stories in the Law Society Gazette and on Legal Cheek. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Specialist Media Barristers’ Chambers One Brick Court announces dissolution

20 03 2019

One Brick Court, the long established set of specialist media law barristers has announced today that it is to dissolve, with effect from 24 June 2019. The set has explained that the dissolution is due to “recent unexpected departures and a retirement“. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 18 March 2019 [Updated]

18 03 2019

A review by the Digital Competition Expert Panel published on 13 March 2019 has, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that  large digital technology companies do not face enough competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 11 March 2019

11 03 2019

On 9 March 2019 the House of Lords Communications Committee published its report “Regulating in a Digital World” concluding that the digital world needs a different approach to regulation. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 4 March 2019 [Updated]

4 03 2019

In another libel victory for a politician against a national newspapers, Daniel Poulter MP has succeeded in his claims for libel, misuse of private information and breach of confidence against the Times. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 25 February 2019

25 02 2019

This week The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its final report on “Disinformation and ‘fake news’” [pdf].  We had a news post and some initial thoughts from Zoe McCallum. The report was widely covered in the media, including in the Guardian, the BBC and the Press Gazette. Read the rest of this entry »

Could Cairncross help public interest law reporting? – Judith Townend

24 02 2019

On the surface, the Government’s launch of a review into the sustainability of journalism was commendable but cynical onlookers were dubious from the outset. Given the fraught history of media policy-making and the large commercial media groups’ impressive lobbying clout, would smaller players be heard and would the review make recommendations that served a genuine public interest in the free flow of ideas and information? Read the rest of this entry »