Category Archives: Written evidence

Concerns over access to court papers in Scotland

Journalists might have their access to court papers limited in advance of hearings because of “irresponsible” reporting, a judge warned. Note: Scotland has distinct laws (HoldTheFrontPage, August 2014). Read more

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New McNae’s covers bribery, inquests and libel

Bribery, misconduct in public office, access to court material and changes in the law affecting the media are covered in the new, 22nd edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists. The new areas of law include access to court material, coroners’ rules, reporting restrictions in the magistrates’ courts, and the Defamation Act 2013 (UK Press Gazette, June 2014). Read more

Co-author Mike Dodd wrote that journalists were at increasing risk of being prosecuted, rather than merely sued, because of new laws such as the Bribery Act and others prompted by new technology (HoldTheFrontPage). Read more