Law and Media Round Up – 15 July 2019

15 07 2019

Confidential emails from the UK’s ambassador in Washington which criticised President Donald Trump were leaked. The Mail on Sunday published the leak in which the Trump administration had been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent, Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. The BBC had a piece. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 8 July 2019

8 07 2019

Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, could face prison again after being found in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 1 July 2019

1 07 2019

On 26 June 2019 Dame Victoria Sharp was sworn in as the new President of the Queen’s Bench Division, replacing Sir Brian Leveson who retired on 23 June 2019.  Dame Victoria was appointed to the High Court in 2009 and to the Court of Appeal in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 24 June 2019 [Updated]

24 06 2019

The private life of prospective Prime Minister Boris Johnson dominated the press over the past few days after Guardian reported that the police had been called to the London flat he shares with his partner after neighbours heard (and recorded) a “loud altercation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 17 June 2019

17 06 2019

The most  important media law event of the week was the judgment of the Supreme Court in Lachaux v Independent Print ([2019] UKSC 27).  We had a news piece about the judgment and a case comment from Mathilde Groppo. Read the rest of this entry »

New regulations aim to end gender stereotypes in adverts: but I suggest they could go further – Magdalena Zawisza

16 06 2019

Remember the infamous “beach body ready” campaign from 2015 for the supplement brand Protein World? It’s the one that challenged passersby with a steel-gazed, bikini clad, perfectly toned model and the slogan: “Are you beach body ready?”. And what about the ad by fashion retailer Zara in 2017, where skinny teenage girls encouraged women to “love” their curves? Read the rest of this entry »

Media and Law Cases: Trinity Term Preview [Updated]

11 06 2019

The Trinity Legal Term began on Tuesday 4 June 2019 and ends on Wednesday 31 July 2019. This post deals with the media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 10 June 2019

10 06 2019

The Trinity Legal Term began last Tuesday 4 June 2019.  The first full week of term will see the hand down on Wednesday 12 June 2019 by the Supreme Court (Lords Kerr, Wilson, Sumption, Hodge, and Briggs) of its long awaited judgment in the “serious harm” case of Lachaux v Independent Print. Read the rest of this entry »

Press, platforms and power: mapping out a stronger Australian media landscape – Tim Dwyer and Timothy Koskie,

7 06 2019

In his first address to the caucus after Labor’s shock election loss, Bill Shorten pointed to conservative interests “spending unprecedented hundreds of millions of dollars advertising, telling lies, spreading fear … Powerful vested interests campaigned against us through sections of the media itself, and they got what they wanted”. Read the rest of this entry »

Vacation Round Up – 27 May 2019

27 05 2019

The Easter legal term ended on Friday 24 May 2019.  The Trinity Legal Term begins on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  Inforrm is, therefore, taking a “mini-break” but this round up will cover some of the news of the past week. Read the rest of this entry »