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Case Law: Kennedy v National Trust for Scotland: No pictures, please, Scotland versus England as a forum for defamation cases – Dan Tench, Emma Boffey, Graeme MacLeod and Jo Clark

The Court of Appeal in England & Wales has handed down its judgment in the matter of Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2019] EWCA Civ 648, on appeal from the decision of Sir David Eady, sitting as a judge of the High Court on the Queen’s Bench Division Media and Communications List. Continue reading

Case Law, Scotland: A v BBC, Anonymity order compatible with Convention and common law – Rosalind English

anonymity21The appeal in the case of A v BBC ([2014] UKSC 25) related to whether the Scottish Courts took the correct approach to prohibit the publication of a name or other matter in connection with court proceedings under section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, and whether the court’s discretion was properly exercised in this case.  The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by the BBC. Continue reading

Scottish Media Regulation – Stuart Tennant

Scotland PapersAlmost a year on from the publication of the Leveson Report and media regulation in the UK remains in a state of flux.  Two charters are currently vying to establish a recognition body to keep tabs on a press regulator in the UK.  But both could result in a stalemate.  This blog considers the impact on the regulation of the press in Scotland and whether there are alternative options available. Continue reading

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