Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Libel & privacy law - challenges for reform

June 2010

As debate over the future direction of libel and privacy law intensified and the Government prepared to launch a review of UK libel laws, this seminar brought together leading voices in the field to consider the operation and impact of the law, evaluate proposed reforms, and discuss the most appropriate way forward.
Following on from the publication of reform proposals by the Guest of Honour, the leading public and constitutional lawyer Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, discussion reflected conclusions drawn by the Libel Working Group and the issues raised in the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry Press Standards, Privacy and Libel.
In addition, the seminar looked at the impact libel law has on open debate - particularly amongst the science community - and how challenges to reform, such as, 'libel tourism', digital media, and costs, can best be answered.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates