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Nov

04

Thursday

Reframing Libel

10.00am

Forums

Public

10am - 4.30pm

Speakers: Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, Magnus Boyd, Tracey Brown, Dominic Crossley, Robert Dougans, Professor Alastair Mullis, Dr Andrew Scott, Hugh Tomlinson QC, Dr Peter Wilmshurst

The symposium, organised by Connie St Louis at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University London, will discuss Lord Lester's defamation bill, currently passing through Parliament.

Expert speakers from the fields of law and media will present papers on how libel law needs to be reframed, each focusing on different aspects of the issue.

One of the aims is to create a book of working papers, entitled 'Reframing Libel', which will be able to influence the government's bill before it is published in January 2011.

http://reframinglibel.com/

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Draft Programme

SESSION ONE

Razi Mireskandari 

Reframing the cost of Libel 

Simons, Muirhead & Burton

Dr Peter Wilmshurst 

Reframing Libel -Changing the experience of being sued and the impact on science/medical research 

Consultant cardiologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Professor Roy Greenslade 

Reframing Libel - what needs to happen from the media's perspective

The Guardian & City University London

SESSION TWO

Prof Alastair Mullis & Dr Andrew Scott

Reframing Libel - Exploring a more theoretical meaning of libel and practical ways in which the law might change while maintaining control over media excesses

University of East Anglia and London School of Economics

Robert Dougans

Reframing Libel - the online perspective

Bryan Cave

Dominic Crossley 

Reframing the time it takes to get to a Libel trial

Collyer Bristow

Magnus Boyd 

Reframing Libel - corporate Libel a special case?

Carter Ruck

Lunch

SESSION THREE

Hugh Tomlinson

Reframing Libel - the practitioner s view

Matrix Chambers

Tracey Brown

Reframimg Libel- the importance of the citizen critic

Sense about Science

David Allen Green

Reframing Libel - the impact on Social Media

Preiskel & Co.

Dr Andrew Scott

Reframing Libel - examining 'anti- SLAPP legislation

London School of Economics

SESSION FOUR

PANEL DEBATE

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10.00am - 4.30pmThursday 4th November 2010

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London 10 Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom