Law and Media Round Up – 29 June 2020

29 06 2020

The Attorney General’s office has been monitoring media coverage of the suspected terror attack in Reading over contempt of court concerns as it issued a warning over requirements under the Contempt of Court Act 1981. It is a contempt to publish any information that could create a substantial risk that the course of justice in proceedings could be seriously impeded or prejudiced. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 June 2020 [Updated]

22 06 2020

Ministry of Justice figures for defamation claims in 2019 show a 22% increase over 2018.  We had a post on this.  There was also a piece on the Stewarts Law website. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 June 2020

15 06 2020

On 8 June 2020, Nicklin J handed down judgment in the Defendants’ favour in Tinkler v Ferguson [2020] EWHC 1467 (QB), striking out a malicious falsehood action brought by the former executive director. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 June 2020

8 06 2020

Protests supporting the movement Black Lives Matter have been held across the US,  the UK and the rest of the world following the spread of a video of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis dying after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 1 June 2020

1 06 2020

The Trinity Term will begin on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and will end on Friday 31 July 2020. As the Government continues to gradually ease the Covid-19 lockdown, the Courts continue to work remotely, and updates on the Coronavirus guidance can be found on the Courts and Tribunal Judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 May 2020

25 05 2020

The short Easter legal term has ended on Friday 22 May 2020 and the Trinity term starts on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The Courts will continue to work remotely, and updates on the Coronavirus guidance can be found on the Courts and Tribunal Judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 May 2020

18 05 2020

On 10 May 2020 the Prime Minister announced a plan for a gradual ease of the lock down and a new phase which will see more businesses reopening and people gradually returning to work. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 May 2020

11 05 2020

On 5 May 2020 Professor Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist who advised on the UK coronavirus lockdown, quit as a government adviser after the  Daily Telegraph exposed him flouting the rules by receiving visits from his lover at his home. Many on Twitter suggested it was an unwarranted breach of privacy. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 May 2020

4 05 2020

On 1 May 2020 Warby J remotely handed down the judgement in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch), striking out three parts of the particulars of claim alleging that the publisher had acted “dishonestly” by leaving out certain passages of the letter, that the publisher deliberately “stirred up” issues between Meghan and her father, and that it had an “agenda” of publishing intrusive or offensive stories about her. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 April 2020

27 04 2020

The highest profile media law case of the week was the strike out application in the case of Markle v Associated Newspapers heard remotely on Friday 24 April 2020 by Warby J. Read the rest of this entry »