HLE Event – Law Reporting in the New Media Age

Law Reporting in the New Media Age


Date: Tuesday 24th April 2012

Time: 6pm arrival. 6.30pm discussion. Refreshments from 8pm onwards

Venue: Eversheds, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

Twitter: #HLEDebate


Halsbury’s Law Exchange, the independent legal think tank, in partnership with international law firm Eversheds, invites you to an expert panel discussion on how legal reporting is changing in the new media age.

The seminar will focus on the influence of new media, where the law stands now and how it is likely to develop in the future. Topics for discussion will include the impact social media and legal blogs have had in making the law more accessible and widely discussed; the televising, tweeting and real-time blogging of cases; libel, contempt of court and the implications of international blogging beyond the jurisdiction.


Speaking at this event will be:

Joshua Rozenberg (chair) – Legal commentator, blogger and BBC Law in Action presenter

Siobhain Butterworth – Freelance lawyer, writer and Guardian blogger

Katy Dowell – Senior reporter, The Lawyer

David Allen Green – Solicitor, Jack of Kent and New Statesman blogger

Andrew Sharpe – Solicitor, Head of Commercial at LexisPSL and blogger

Adam Wagner – Barrister and founding editor of the UK Human Rights Blog


There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Sarah Plaka at sarah.plaka@lexisnexis.co.uk

*Places for this event are limited; please rsvp as soon as possible