Media Law after Leveson

Workshop organized in conjunction with the PCMLP Price Media Law Moot Court
Friday
12
April

End date

12 April 2013

Time

09:30 to 17:00
Venue: 
The Cube, Law Faculty

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.
 
Participants:
 
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

Lara Fielden, Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
 
David Erdos, Katzenbach Research Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
 
Eric Barendt, Emeritus Professor of Media Law, University College London
 
Jacob Rowbottom, CUF Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford
 
Paul Wragg, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds
 
Andrew Scott, Senior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics
 
Rachael Craufurd Smith, Senior Lecturer in EC Law, University of Edinburgh  
 
Gavin Phillipson, Professor of Law, Durham University 
 
Damian Carney, Barrister and Principal Lecturer, School of Law, University of Portsmouth
 
Gillian Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at Guardian News