Law and Media Round Up – 16 July 2018

16 07 2018

On Wednesday 18 July 2018, Mr Justice Mann will hand down his eagerly awaited reserved judgment the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC.  This was heard on in April and May 2018 over a period of thirteen days. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 July 2018

9 07 2018

On Thursday 5 July 2018 the European Parliament voted on long debated changes to copyright law enshrined in the Copyright Directive which had recently been approved by Parliament’s committee on legal affairs. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 July 2018

2 07 2018

We noted last week that there has been a 40% increase in issued defamation cases in 2017.  The reasons for this increase are unclear. There was a piece on the Out-law.com website suggesting that the growing use of social media could be a factor in the increase in claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 June 2018

25 06 2018

The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has approved the controversial Copyright Directive.  This includes Article 13 which requires digital platforms to check that content uploaded by users does not breach copyright. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 June 2018

18 06 2018

There were two interesting statements in open court in media law cases this week.  First, on 12 June 2018 there was a statement [pdf] in the case of Wass QC v Associated Newspapers before Nicklin J. The Mail on Sunday apologised for publishing allegations that prosecuting counsel had “buried evidence” that police officers had been taking bribes.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 June 2018

11 06 2018

The most widely covered media news of the week was the announcement that the Editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, was stepping down after 26 years and was being appointed Chairman and Editor in Chief of Associated Newspapers Limited. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 June 2018

4 06 2018

The Trinity Legal Term begins on Tuesday 5 June and ends on 31 July 2018.  A number of media law trials and listed along with an important Court of Appeal data protection case.  There are also several important judgments likely to be handed down this term.  We will have a preview for the term later in the week. Read the rest of this entry »