CONFERENCE 5RB 24 September 2008

Media and Entertainment Law Conference at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

Cost: £350 plus VAT                                  CPD Accredited

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The two years since the last 5RB Conference have seen important developments in media and sports law as the Courts have wrestled with the difficult balance to be struck between the rights of individuals to protect their reputation and privacy and the rights of freedom of expression.

CONFERENCE5RB 2008 will bring together the strands of our barristers’ individual experiences together with guest contributors from the world of journalism, insurance and academia, to consider critically how modern media, privacy and sports laws operate and interrelate.

Key issues
We will address topics such as

  • The key decisions on qualified privilege and neutral reportage since Reynolds – Jameel v Wall Street Journal; Charman v Orion; Roberts v Gable; Curistan v Times Newspapers.
  • The implications on offers of amends and Burstein particulars of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Warren v Random House and absolute privilege in Westcott v Westcott.
  • The expansion of privacy law; the rights of those who want to kiss and tell and the protection of children – Max Mosley v News Group Newspapers; McKennitt v Ash; Murray v Big Pictures
  • How to prove publication online and identify anonymous bloggers
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Media and Sport cases
  • Restricting and obtaining access to courts and legal documents

This conference is supported by Hiscox plc, a specialist international insurance group and a leading media insurer. The group offers a broad range of covers for the media industry including libel and slander, breach of intellectual property rights, breach of confidentiality, breach of privacy and negligence.