This workshop will examine the legal issues raised by Lord Justice Leveson's recently published Report into the Culture, Practices, and Ethics of the Press, triggered by the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.
As pressure mounts on the government to implement the proposals for reform of press regulation, a roundtable of experts in media law will assess the legal issues raised by the Report, including the role of the new regulator, the relationship between press and politicians, data protection, and the public interest.
The workshop will cut through the political rhetoric surrounding the debate and offer an indepth legal analysis of the principles underpinning the proposed reforms, in order to provide a set of fresh contributions to the debate on press regulation in the UK.
The workshop is held in conjunction with the International Media Law Moot Court organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy, which attracts media law scholars from around the world.
Hugh Tomlinson QC, Barrister, founding member of Matrix Chambers and the Hacked Off Committee, editor of Inforrm
Tom Gibbons, Professor of Law, University of Manchester