Law and Media Round Up – 23 October 2017

23 10 2017

In a judgment handed down on 20 October 2017, Nicol J held that a statement in a Home Office press release which meant that Dr Salman Butt was “an extremist hate speaker who legitimises terrorism” was a statement of opinion rather than fact.  There was a One Brick Court case comment. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 October 2017

16 10 2017

On 12 October 2017 the Administrative Court dismissed a judicial review application brought by the News Media Association (“NMA”) challenging the Press Recognition Panel’s (“PRP”) recognition of Impress as an independent press regulator (R (NMA) v Press Recognition Panel [2017] EWHC 2527 (Admin)). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 October 2017

9 10 2017

The steady stream of settlements in phone hacking and illegal information gathering cases has continued this week.  On Thursday 5 October 2017 we reported on statements in open court in the cases of Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller and Jamie Theakston. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 October 2017

2 10 2017

The legal year begins today with the first day of Michaelmas Legal Term.  The term ends on Thursday 21 December 2017.  We will deal with the media law cases listed for this term in a later post. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017

24 07 2017

This is the last full week of the Trinity Legal Term and this is the last Round Up of the 2016-2017 legal year. We will provide updates from time to time and resume full Weekly Round Ups when the Michaelmas Term begins on 2 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 July 2017 [Updated]

17 07 2017

On Friday the Government announced that Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed as the new Lord Chief Justice, to replace the retiring Lord Thomas from the 2 October 2017.  He is 59 and will be the youngest Lord Chief Justice since 1958 – with the potential to be in post until 2028. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 July 2017

10 07 2017

The Reuters Institute has released its worldwide Digital News Report 2017 [pdf].  The section on the UK shows a fall in the trust in the media following the Brexit referendum campaign from 51% to 43%. The survey showed that online has overtaken TV as the most popular source of news with 41% using social media to access news (the same as print).  Read the rest of this entry »