21 September 2009
Withers starts privacy advisory team by Tom Burrows.
At a time when high profile individuals - many of them being extremely wealthy - are being catapulted into the public eye, the international law firm Withers has recently set up a specialist team to advise people coping with the media spotlight.
14 May 2009
Internet publication and freedom of expression
The long-standing principal of 'publish and be damned' is jealously guarded by the media. But, when it comes to publications on the internet, a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights shows that those publish there may find themselves being damned forever and a day. (Times Newspapers Limited vs the UK) http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-practice/internet-publication-and-freedom-expression
Is Max Mosley right on privacy?
The injunction - not necessarily of the super kind, is an essential tool if the right to privacy is to be protected, argues a media lawyer. download pdf
19 February 2009
Offer of amends
A couple of defamation cases towards the end of last year evidence a clear willingness on the part of the courts to ensure the continued use of the procedure intended to facilitate the relatively quick and cheap settlement of libel actions. (Warren v Random House Group Limited and Tesco Stores Limited v Guardian News & Media Limited). http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-practice/media-law-offers-amends
15 January 2009
Lateral hire; Amber Melville-Brown at Withers
Amber Melville-Brown is now of Counsel at Withers, Amber Melville-Brown was previously a consultant at David Price Solicitors & Advocates ('DPSA'). http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/node/48976
Issue 53, January 2009
From bedroom to newsroom
Max Mosley won his privacy action in London, but now he is headed to Europe to try and change the law. Amber Melville-Brown assesses his chances.