Law and Media Round Up – 15 January 2018

15 01 2018

The Data Protection Bill is currently progressing through the House of Lords, attracting much scrutiny in the process. Recent amendments can be found here.  The third day of the Report Stage was on 10 January 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





Virgin boycott and the Daily Mail’s strange notion of press freedom – Justin Lewis

13 01 2018

Virgin Trains’ recent decision to decide not to include the Daily Mail amongst the publications it offers its West Coast customers has received predictable howls of outrage. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, found time in his busy schedule to condemn it as “pompous, censorious and wrong”. For some, of course, these criticisms might equally be applied to the Daily Mail itself. Either way, this story brings to light a host of contradictions. Read the rest of this entry »





2018 will be the year in which liberal democracies begin to confront misinformation – Damian Tambini

9 01 2018

2018 will be the year in which liberal democracies are forced to confront misinformation, predicts Damian Tambini. Emmanuel Macron has already proposed a crackdown on fake news during election campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 January 2018

8 01 2018

A Happy New Year to all Inforrm readers. The Hilary Legal Term will commence on Thursday 11 January 2018 and will end on Wednesday 28 March 2018.   We will have a preview of the term later in the week. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law: Overview of Defamation, Privacy and other Media Cases in 2017 [updated]

29 12 2017

In 2017 the media courts heard more defamation trials and privacy injunctions than in either of the previous two years. The claimants succeeded in 60% of the defamation trials and in 62% of the injunction applications. Last year also saw an increased number of appeal judgments in media law cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm is taking a Winter Break

22 12 2017

Now that the legal term has ended, Inforrm is taking a winter break for a few weeks to allow the editorial team to relax. We will have a some occasional posts over the next fortnight but the full normal service will not be resumed until 9 January 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 December 2017

11 12 2017

On Sunday it was announced that the notorious publicist Max Clifford died in hospital after collapsing in his cell.  He had been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment in May 2014 after being convicted of eight offences of indecent assault. Read the rest of this entry »