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Jun 13
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jane Phillips - Barrister, 5RB
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
Defamation Update
  • A round of the latest case law
  • Interesting libel cases from around Europe
  • Jane Phillips - Barrister, 5RB
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
Libel and Reputation Management in the #MeToo Era
  • Are libel laws and non-disclosure agreements being used to silence allegations of abuse or sexual misconduct?
  • An in depth review of recent cases, including Stocker v Stocker and ABC and Others v Telegraph Media Group
  • Cross-jurisdictional issues
  • Policy developments, including the Women and Equalities’ Committee Inquiry and new SRA warning notice on the use of NDAs
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC - Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Refreshment Break
10:50 - 11:40 50 mins
Panel: 24 Hour News, the Twitter Frontline and the Public Interest
  • Sir Cliff Richard vs the BBC
  • Guidelines for journalists on social media
  • Reporting as events happen 
  • Public interest and public conversation - what if the story is already out? 
  • Gideon Benaim - Partner, Simkins LLP
  • David Attfield - Head of Programme Legal Advice, BBC
  • Gill Phillips - Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited
  • Jude Bunting - Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
11:40 - 12:40 60 mins
Article 8 Privacy Update
  • A round up of the latest case law
  • Recent CJEU dicta on privacy
  • Interesting cases from around Europe
  • The overlap between privacy and data protection
  • Antony White QC - Barrister, Matrix Chambers
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Lunch
13:40 - 14:25 45 mins
Data Protection and the Media – Key issues
  • How is the right to be forgotten cashing out?
  • Recent cases on the DPA journalistic exemption
  • Protections for journalists in the GDPR world?
  • The shifting regulatory and civil litigation environment
  • David Mitchell - Barrister, Ely Place Chambers
14:25 - 15:10 45 mins
Latest issues in Broadcasting
  • Dominic Harrison - Head Lawyer, Programme Compliance, Channel 4
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Platform Liability and Responsibility: Is a Duty of Care the answer?
  • The latest cases on intermediary liability
  • The E-Commerce Directive and the future of the hosting defence
  • Resolving inconsistencies between related causes of action
  • S.5 Defamation Act 2013 in practice
  • Nicola Cain - Partner, RPC
16:15 - 16:55 40 mins
Latest Costs Issues in Publication Proceeding
  • The Supreme Court cases on the recoverability of success fees and ATE premiums
  • Proportionality in libel and privacy cases
  • Potential impact of fixed costs regime
  • S.40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013
16:55 - 17:00 5 mins
Chair's Summation & Close of Conference
  • Jane Phillips - Barrister, 5RB