School of Law

Media Law Seminar Series

4 May 2011

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Queen Mary, University of London 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A 3JB

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and the City Law School at City University London present a new and collaborative Media Law Seminar Series. The seminars will focus on the cutting edge legal issues affecting all forms of popular media. Each seminar will run on a debate format.

Seminar 1: "This house believes that the English libel laws are unfit for purpose in the Twenty-First Century"

Time: 6-8pm followed by a drinks reception

2 CPD points


  • Jonathan Coad, Partner at Lewis Silkin specialising in defamation and media law.
  • Mark Lewis, Solicitor Advocate at Taylor Hampton specialising in libel, privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property.
  • Professor Alastair Mullis, University of East Anglia
  • Gavin Sutter, Lecturer in Media Law at CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC, media and information law specialist, Matrix Chambers

This seminar comes at a time when the Government is consulting on the future of our libel laws, and provides the ideal opportunity to consider the issues raised by libel law in the modern, online, multi-media world in depth. It will be especially of interest to those who are practicing in the area or undertaking a course of academic study on this aspect of media law. The event will start with invited speakers for both sides, before the debate is opened to the floor.

Register for this event

This event is free but registration is essential. To register please e-mail your full name, your company name and position to Katherine Zaim Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 8481.