PAST EVENT: 20 Sept: Index on Censorship at the Law Society Debate
20 Sept: Index on Censorship at the Law Society Debate
20 Sep 11

Date: Tuesday 20 Sept
Time: registration 6pm, presentations 6.30-8pm
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Tickets: Free register here

The Law Society Public Debate Series: Privacy, Free Press and the Public Interest

Index on Censorship’s editor, Jo Glanville, will be speaking alongside Gideon Benaim (Partner, Schillings), David Leigh (Investigations Executive Editor, The Guardian) and Hugh Tomlinson QC at the Law Society’s debate on privacy and super injunctions, chaired by Desmond Hudson (Chief Executive, the Law Society).

With the Joint Committee on super-injunctions expected to report this autumn, the panel will tease apart the issues raised by both their use and the growing profile of anonymity orders. What conclusions should the Joint Committee on super-injunctions or the inquiry into press regulation be coming to? How should Parliament and the courts tread the line between the many principles of free speech, privacy, reputation, the public interest and open justice? What is the role of the press and modern communications in upholding this balance? Have recent developments mandate a freestanding privacy law?

This event will be followed by drinks in the Law Society bar.