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.
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
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
Reframing Libel - the online perspective
Reframing the time it takes to get to a Libel trial
Reframing Libel - corporate Libel a special case?
Reframing Libel - the practitioner s view
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
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10.00am - 4.30pmThursday 4th November 2010