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June 1, 2016

UPDATED – Conference5RB 2016 Programme

Categories: Conferences, Contempt, Data Protection, Defamation, Events, freedom of information, Harassment, News, Privacy, Reporting the Courts

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Book now for media law conference 29 September 2016


Conference5RB 2016 will take place on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at IET Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.

Conference5RB will be accredited with 6.5 hours CPD, and will provide an update on a wide variety of areas of media law.

Our keynote speaker will be Sir Alan Moses, Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) and former Lord Justice of Appeal.

In addition to the keynote speech, the programme will include the following sessions:

1.A plenary session in which the panel will discuss current defamation issues. Moderated by Desmond Browne QC, the panel will include: Justin Rushbrooke QC, William Bennett and Felicity McMahon.

2.A plenary session in which the panel will discuss current privacy, harassment and Data Protection Act issues. Moderated by Adrienne Page QC, the panel will include: David Sherborne, Christina Michalos and Greg Callus.

Two workshop sessions, of which delegates are asked to choose one for each (workshops are subject to change):

Workshop Session 1 – 14.30-15.45

A. The early stages of a defamation claim – This workshop will run in Session 1 only and will cover:

  • Proving serious harm – More in-depth analysis of cases discussed in plenary session; how to plead and prove;
  • Whether to seek a preliminary issue and, if so, on what issues;
  • Obtaining pre-action disclosure
  • Choosing which defences to run

James Price QC, Alexandra Marzec

B/E. Privacy and Open Justice – This session will cover:

  • Recent reporting restriction decisions in the criminal, civil and family courts
  • Reporting arrests and charges: privacy and reputational issues

Note: this session replaces the two former sessions B – Recent contempt cases, reporting arrests, charges and trials Matthew Nicklin QC, Richard Munden and E – Update on contempt / reporting restrictions Adam Wolanski, Gervase de Wilde

Matthew Nicklin QC, Richard MundenAdam Wolanski, Gervase de Wilde

C. The Internet and Social Media – This session will cover:

  • Harassment online
  • Right to be forgotten claims
  • Anonymous publications
  • Liability for retweeting

Jacob Dean, Chloe Strong, Tom Blackburn SC (Australia)

D. Pre-publication refresher – This session will cover:

  • How to minimise risk of legal and OFCOM/ IPSO complaints
  • Photos of children
  • Complaints of harassment
  • Dealing with undercover footage (Yeo; Cruddas)

David Hirst, John Stables, IPSO representative (tba)

 

F. Protecting Corporates and Public Officials – This session will cover:

  • Putting an end to campaigns of vilification
  • Harassment injunctions (Cheshire West, Merlin Entertainments)
  • Dealing with vexatious freedom of information complaints

Adam Speker, Felicity McMahon

 

Workshop Session 2 – 16.15-17.30

B/E. Privacy and Open Justice – This session will cover:

  • Recent reporting restriction decisions in the criminal, civil and family courts
  • Reporting arrests and charges: privacy and reputational issues

Note: this session replaces the two former sessions B – Recent contempt cases, reporting arrests, charges and trials Matthew Nicklin QC, Richard Munden and E – Update on contempt / reporting restrictions Adam Wolanski, Gervase de Wilde

Matthew Nicklin QC, Richard MundenAdam Wolanski, Gervase de Wilde

C. The Internet and Social Media – This session will cover:

  • Harassment online
  • Right to be forgotten claims
  • Anonymous publications
  • Liability for retweeting

Jacob Dean, Chloe Strong, Tom Blackburn SC (Australia)

D. Pre-publication refresher – This session will cover:

  • How to minimise risk of legal and OFCOM/ IPSO complaints
  • Photos of children
  • Complaints of harassment
  • Dealing with undercover footage (Yeo; Cruddas)

David Hirst, John Stables, IPSO representative (tba)

F. Protecting Corporates and Public Officials – This session will cover:

  • Putting an end to campaigns of vilification
  • Harassment injunctions (Cheshire West, Merlin Entertainments)
  • Dealing with vexatious freedom of information complaints

Adam Speker, Felicity McMahon

G.Privacy & Data Protection Act Damages – This workshop will run once in Session 2 and will cover:

  • Recent decisions on damages in privacy and DPA claims, including Representative Claimants v MGN (Gulati v MGN)
  • The factors that are relevant to assessing the level of the award
  • Comparisons with the assessment of damages in other fields including defamation and harassment

Godwin Busuttil, Julian Santos

A place at Conference5RB 2016 costs £495 + VAT. There is a 50% discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates registered from the same organisation. Lunch, coffee, and a champagne reception will, as usual, be provided.

See here for full Conference5RB programme details, including further details of each workshop session.

Please click here to book your place at Conference5RB.

The whole of 5RB look forward to seeing you there.