Law, Justice and Journalism

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Mullis and Scott propose two stream libel regime

In Events, Journalism, Law on November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

By Judith Townend

This post was cross-posted on the Inforrm Blog.

A two stream libel regime with most cases heard in the County Court or a tribunal, would reduce complexity and costs, argue Professor Alastair Mullis, from the University of East Anglia (left), and Dr Andrew Scott from the London School of Economics (below, right).

In a new academic paper, first presented at the Reframing Libel symposium at City University London last Thursday, the pair propose the overwhelming majority of English libel cases should be considered by the County Court, the Tribunals Service, or “an appropriate media (self-)regulatory body”.

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Reframing libel: costs, corporations and citizen critics

In Events, Journalism, Law on November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

By Oliver O’Callaghan, Natalie Peck and Judith Townend.

This post also appeared on the Inforrm blog.

Leading academics joined with legal and media practitioners to discuss the shape of libel reform, in a one-day ‘Reframing Libel’ event at City University London on Thursday 4 November 2010.

Chaired by Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC (left) and former Liberal Democrat MP, Dr Evan Harris, the event sought to examine the detail of Lester’s private member’s defamation bill, first introduced to the House of Lords in May 2010.

The aim is that the arguments presented yesterday, which will also be published as a collection of working papers, will add to and influence the debate, before the government produces its own white paper on libel, due in January 2011.

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Welcome to the Centre’s new blog

In About, Journalism, Justice, Law on November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Welcome to the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism’s new blog, for discussion and debate around the CLJJ’s activities, events and research at City University London.

The Centre, which launched in March 2010, brings together the disciplines of Law, Justice and Journalism through research and teaching.

More here!

Pic: Royal Courts of Justice. It was taken and published by Flickr user vegem8383 and is used here in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Licence.