It wasn’t so long ago that the News of the World led the news agenda on Sundays with its front-page scoops divulging salacious tales of Britain’s top celebs.
Yesterday, some of those celebs topped the agenda again, this time calling for the Prime Minister to listen to the outcome of the Leveson Inquiry and implement press regulation should it be deemed necessary.
They aren’t the only ones wading into the debate.
In today’s issue of The Lawyer Gideon Benaim, adviser to Ryan Giggs, argues that statutory regulation is the only way to rein in a press that has abused its position. Unsurprisingly he has the support of the claimant media lobby, with Carter Ruck and Hugh Tomlinson QC nodding in full agreement.
Regardless of what happens, libel lawyers are already preparing by moving into the area of reputation protection, an area that no doubt will come to dominate the news in years to come.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- The great Middle East legal shake up continues with Eversheds rejigging its management lineup in the region in a bid to start a new era of expansion.
- The US continues to flex its legal business muscles with the latest figures showing that revenue per lawyer (RPL) for those working in a US firm is almost 50 per cent higher than those working in UK firms.
- Panel watchers put Weight Watchers on your list – the slimming group has launched a panel review
- And special reports from France, Switzerland and Austria.