Law and Media Round Up – 14 October 2019

14 10 2019

On 8 October 2019, Ben Stokes was once again the subject of widespread press coverage when pictures which were said to show the England player acting aggressively towards his wife face after the Professional Cricketers’ Association Awards. Ben Stokes’ wife Clare has denied as “nonsense” allegations the couple had a physical altercation. There was a piece on the BBC website. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 7 October 2019

7 10 2019

This has been a busy week for media law news with Duke and Duchess of Sussex bringing claims against the three largest newspaper groups. On Tuesday it was announced that the Duchess, Meghan Merkle, has has brought an action for misuse of private information, breach of copyright and data protection against the Mail on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up, End of Summer Break – 30 September 2019

30 09 2019

The Michaelmas Term legal term begins on Tuesday 1 October 2019 and the (intermittent) Inforrm summer break comes to an end today.  This post includes significant developments over the previous few weeks, since our Law and Media Summer Round Up. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 July 2019

29 07 2019

The Trinity Term (and hence the legal year) ends on 31 July 2019.  The summer legal vacation will last until 1 October 2019 when the Michaelmas Term begins.  This will be the last weekly round up until October although we will continue to publish occasional “summer round ups”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 July 2019

22 07 2019

On 15 July 2019 The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr responded to libel claim made by from Arron Banks, calling it “wholly without merit” and an abuse of process. In two recent speeches she said that Leave.EU co-founder Arron Banks was offered money by the Russian Government and had lied about his relationship with the regime. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 July 2019

15 07 2019

Confidential emails from the UK’s ambassador in Washington which criticised President Donald Trump were leaked. The Mail on Sunday published the leak in which the Trump administration had been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent, Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. The BBC had a piece. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 July 2019

8 07 2019

Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, could face prison again after being found in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 1 July 2019

1 07 2019

On 26 June 2019 Dame Victoria Sharp was sworn in as the new President of the Queen’s Bench Division, replacing Sir Brian Leveson who retired on 23 June 2019.  Dame Victoria was appointed to the High Court in 2009 and to the Court of Appeal in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 June 2019 [Updated]

24 06 2019

The private life of prospective Prime Minister Boris Johnson dominated the press over the past few days after Guardian reported that the police had been called to the London flat he shares with his partner after neighbours heard (and recorded) a “loud altercation”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 June 2019

17 06 2019

The most  important media law event of the week was the judgment of the Supreme Court in Lachaux v Independent Print ([2019] UKSC 27).  We had a news piece about the judgment and a case comment from Mathilde Groppo. Read the rest of this entry »