Law and Media Round Up – 20 January 2020

20 01 2020

The media hysteria surrounding the Royal Family continues to dominate the news agenda.  Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger suggests that”There’s a reason why the royals are demonised. But you won’t read all about it“. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 13 January 2020 [Updated2]

13 01 2020

The Hilary Term legal term begins on Monday 13 January 2020 and ends on 8 April 2020 and a new legal decade begins.  The Inforrm winter break comes to an end today. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 December 2019

16 12 2019

The Michaelmas Term ends on 20 December 2019.  The winter legal vacation will last until 13 January 2020 when the Hilary term begins.  This is the last round up of this term. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 December 2019 [Updated]

9 12 2019

On 6 December 2019, following a four-day defamation trial at a federal court in Los Angeles, a jury has found in favour of Elon Musk, ruling that he did not defame a British caver Vernon Unsworth, who helped in last year’s rescue of trapped Thai schoolboys by calling him a “pedo guy”. There was an INFORRM post on the case. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 December 2019 [Updated2]

2 12 2019

A permanent injunction has been granted to regulate protests against the teaching of “LGBT issues” at Anderton Park School in Birmingham.  After a 5 day trial in October, Warby J handed down a reserved judgment on Tuesday 26 November 2019 ([2019] EWHC 3217 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 November 2019 [Updated]

25 11 2019

The main political parties have now released their election manifestos. The Labour, Green and Lib Dem manifestos include commitments to implementation of the Leveson proposals and the holding of Leveson Part 2. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 November 2019

18 11 2019

A whistleblower has come forward highlighting concerns over Google’s acquisition of the medical records of over 50 million patients. Known as the Nightingale Project it involved Google becoming a major player in the healthcare sector with concerns arising over whether customers knew that their data was being transferred to Google. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 November 2019

11 11 2019

The leading phone hacking campaigner and Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP has announced that he is standing down as an MP. Meanwhile Byline Investigates reports that twelve editors at The Sun have been accused at the High Court of phone hacking and commissioning illegal private investigators. The list of names features members of The Sun’s leadership team stretching back more than 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 November 2019

4 11 2019

The phone hacking saga continues, more than 13 years since the arrest of Clive Goodman and 10 years after the first legal actions. This week saw three more settlements of News Group claims and a CMC in the Fourth Wave of claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 October 2019

28 10 2019

The phone hacking saga continues with Byline Investigates reporting that Sienna Miller and Sir Simon Hughes have launched claims against the Sun.  The family of the late Sir Bobby Robson have also issued similar claims. Read the rest of this entry »