Media law Friday 08 November 2002 Media law Defamation is not dead
IBC's annual conference 'Protecting the Media', is attended by private practitioners and in-house lawyers practising in the media field who attend to be up-dated on all aspects of media law. Topics include favourites such as developments in copyright, contempt and procedural issues, to new kids on the block such as conditional fee agreements and privacy and data protection. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/general/
Media law Thursday 26 September 2002 Will the government watchdog bite media cash handouts?
The Gary Glitter case raised concerns about payments to witnesses, says Amber Melville-Brown The watchdog and bloodhound of society, chastised by an angry government threatening punishment, put its head on one side and raised its sorrowful puppy eyes as if to say, 'I won't do it again. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/general/
Media law Thursday 06 June 2002 Gagging abuse 'rare'
The perceived problem of solicitors abusing defamation procedure by issuing gagging writs has all but disappeared, the Law Commission said last week…. Amber Melville-Brown, the Gazette's media law columnist and a partner at leading London-based libel firm Schilling & Lom, said she would be 'surprised' at any evidence of the use of gagging writs. 'Defamation, even after the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules, can be a time-consuming and expensive business, fraught with risks, and a claimant does not enter into litigation lightly.' … Victoria MacCallum http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/general/