7th annual media, entertainment and intellectual property law conference
This one-day conference organised by London Legal Training and chaired by Professor Robert Pinker CBE, International Consultant at The UK Press Complaints Commission, was held at The Kingsway Hall Hotel on 29 March.
Expert speakers from the London School of Economics, Press Complaint Commission, 5 Raymond Buildings, 11 Stone Buildings and University of Anglia examined in detail the most important and topical legal issues which are of concern to those with an interest in media, entertainment and IP law as follows:
- Privacy law
- The Government's proposed libel reforms? A change for the better?
- Press regulation and the Leveson Inquiry
- Privacy injunctions? A vanishing species?
- Why the legal profession should leave the press alone
Two of our members facilitated a session each. Robert Deacon examined the current principles governing applications for interim injunctions to restrain the publication of private information and will discuss relevant cases in this area such as Mosley v UK and Rio Ferdinand v MGN Ltd. Clive Wolman looked at the evolving culture and ethos of the British Press as well as at issues relating to phone-hacking and payment by journalists brought to the forefront by the News International debacle. His experience as a journalist, editor and barrister will be especially insightful.
For the programme details, please click here for the conference brochure.
The conference was Law society and Bar Standards Board CPD accredited for 6 hours.