Meanwhile, the country’s leading judiciary have been lined up to hear one of the most significant libel cases of the year in Singh v British Chiropractic Association (see story).
On a European level, however, the wheels of change turn very slowly. In October 2008 former Formula One chief Max Mosley went to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to change rules governing journalism (see blog).
Mosley’s case is against the UK Government, but a batch of media and law groups have now chosen to intervene in support of the defendant, as has Trinity Mirror Group and The Guardian (see blog).
The end result of so many cases being heard on different levels could be that we’ll end up with case law that spawns more uncertainty than already exists.
Confused? You will be.