#WithoutPrejudice 26: Spectator contempt – Hunt / Warsi and The Ministerial Code – The Case for ‘Code’

Welcome to Without Prejudice

On the panel tonight – Kim Evans, commissioning editor of The Justice Gap and ex government lawyer Carl Gardner, author of the Head of Legal blog.

Tonight’s topics are varied and raise important issues for the law.

The Spectator contempt case

Hunt, Warsi, the ministerial code and the  meaning of quasi-judicial

Richard Moorhead’s “Case for code”

Listen to the podcast

I referred to Sir Edward Chalmers as draftsman of The Sale of Gods Act 1893 – it was, in fact, Sir Mackenzie Chalmers who drafted the Act.  I must have had Jedward on my mind – lord knows why. Mea culpa.



Useful links

The Guardian: Spectator to pay out £5,625 over Rod Liddle’s Stephen Lawrence article

Liddle was wrong to write Lawrence trial article, and the Spectator was wrong to publish it

DPP launches public consultation on cases affecting the media 18/04/2012
Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has today published interim guidelines on the approach prosecutors should take when assessing the public interest in cases affecting the media.

Professor Richard Moorhead in The Guardian: The case for code
The common law leads to complexity. Is that always a good thing?


I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the  the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

In association with The Lawyer

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