Law and Media Round Up – 30 July 2018

30 07 2018

This is our last weekly round up of the legal year. The Trinity Legal term will end on Tuesday 31 July 2018.  The summer legal vacation will run for 2 months with the Michaelmas Term beginning on Monday 1 October 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 July 2018

23 07 2018

Mr Justice Mann’s judgment in Sir Cliff Richard’s claim against the BBC ([2018] EWHC  1837 (Ch)) was the biggest media law story of the week (and, indeed, of the year so far). Read the rest of this entry »





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 »