Conference

5RB Media and Entertainment Law

5rb_conference

PROGRAMME

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2016

Venue: IET Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

 

8.30 – 9.20 Haslett, Registration

9.25 – 9.30 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Welcome and introduction

9.30 – 10.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Keynote Speech – Sir Alan Moses

10.00 – 11.15 Kelvin Lecture Theatre,

Moderated by Desmond Browne QC, the panel will discuss current defamation issues (Panel to include: Justin Rushbrooke QC, William Bennett, Felicity McMahon)

11.15 – 11.45 Flowers and Lovelace, Mid-morning break

11.45 – 13.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre,

Moderated by Adrienne Page QC, the panel will discuss current privacy, harassment and DPA issues. (Panel to include: David Sherborne, Christina Michalos, Greg Callus)

13,00 – 14.30 Riverside Room, Lunch

14.30 – 15.45 location depends upon selected session. Workshops will take place in Maxwell Library, Haslett, Flowers, Lovelace & Marconi, Workshop session 1

15.45 – 16.15, Mid-afternoon break

16.15 – 17.30 location depends upon selected session. Workshops will take place in Maxwell Library, Haslett, Flowers, Lovelace & Marconi, Workshop session 2

17.40 – 18.00 Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Final QA and closing remarks

18.00 + Champagne Reception

 

Workshop sessions

Please choose ONE workshop for each afternoon session.

 

Workshop Session 1 (14.30 – 15.45)

 

A The early stages of a defamation claim

James Price QC, Alex Marzec (note: this session will only run in the 1st session)

  • 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

 

B/E Privacy and Open Justice

Matthew Nicklin QC, Adam Wolanski, Richard Munden, Gervase de Wilde

  • 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

 

C The internet and social media

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

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

 

D Pre-publication refresher

David Hirst, John Stables, IPSO representative

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

 

F Protecting corporates and public officials

Adam Speker, Felicity McMahon

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

 

Workshop Session 2 (16.15 – 17.30)

B/E Privacy and Open Justice

Matthew Nicklin QC, Adam Wolanski, Richard Munden, Gervase de Wilde

  • 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

 

C The internet and social media

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

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

 

D Pre-publication refresher

David Hirst, John Stables, IPSO representative

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

 

F Protecting corporates and public officials

Adam Speker, Felicity McMahon

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

 

G Privacy & Data Protection Act damages

Godwin Busuttil, Julian Santos (note: this session will only run in the 2d session)

  • 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

 

The programme is subject to change and we reserve the right to amend the workshops on offer.