Law and Media Round Up – 5 November 2018

5 11 2018

On 29 October 2018 Lord Speaker Lord Fowler issued a statement on parliamentary privilege. The statement comes in the aftermath of Lord Hain’s naming of Sir Philip Green despite an interim injunction being in place, relying upon parliamentary privilege. Read the rest of this entry »





Guidance issued to court staff on supporting media access – Paul Magrath

1 11 2018

Last week the Ministry of Justice issued Guidance to staff on supporting media access to courts and tribunals as “part of a wider effort to build stronger working relationships between courts and the press and maintain the principle of open justice as we increasingly digitise court services.” Read the rest of this entry »





Sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health: Developments from IPSO and the ASA – Demelza Hassani

31 10 2018

Two recent IPSO developments and one decision from the Advertising Standard Agency (“ASA”) demonstrate a trend towards more active challenging and regulation of the media in respect of issues relating to sexual offences, domestic violence and women’s health. Read the rest of this entry »





Why Lord Hain was wrong to disclose Sir Philip Green’s name – Tom Double

29 10 2018

Lord Hain’s decision to name Sir Philip Green in the House of Lords as the individual who obtained an interim-injunction against the Daily Telegraph has polarised opinion.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 October 2018

29 10 2018

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in ABC v Telegraph Media Group [2018] EWCA Civ 2329.  This caused a storm of media complaint and misrepresentation – the Telegraph itself failing to make clear the temporary nature of the injunction or the fact that two of the complainants covered by NDAs supported it. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 October 2018

22 10 2018

It was reported this week that former Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Sir Nick Clegg is to take over as the head of Facebook’s global affairs and communications team. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Law Podcast Launched – Tom Bennett and Paul Wragg

17 10 2018

The Media Law Podcast published its debut episode last week. It is the first in a new series that will see founding presenters Tom Bennett (City University) and Paul Wragg (Leeds University) being joined by guest speakers to discuss news and current “hot topics” in UK Media Law. The podcast will publish episodes several times a year, with the long-term aim of producing monthly outputs. Is a resource that will be useful for students, academics and practitioners in the fields of law, journalism and media/communications. Read the rest of this entry »