Kairos Shipping Ltd and another v Enka & Co LLC and others – WLR Daily

Kairos Shipping Ltd and another v Enka & Co LLC and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 217;   [2014] WLR (D)  113

‘It is in principle possible to constitute a limitation fund under the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976, scheduled to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, by means of a guarantee in the form of a letter of undertaking provided by a protection and indemnity club.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

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EU Controversy, Churchill and the Charter – The Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in charters, EC law, human rights, international law, news, terrorism by tracey

‘This week, Chris Grayling and the Court of Justice go head to head over the domestic status of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, while the ghost of Winston Churchill comes back to haunt the “United States of Europe” debate. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s plans to deprive terrorist suspects of their British citizenship are under fire, while calls for press accountability are repeated.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th November 2013

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Who’s right about the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights? – Head of Legal

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in charters, constitutional law, EC law, human rights, international law, news by tracey

‘Confusion abounds about the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights following Mr Justice Mostyn’s recent judgment in R (AB) v Home Secretary (in which he appeared to say the Charter puts into UK law all sorts of new rights British governments had wanted to exclude) and Tuesday’s reaction by the Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling (who, it’s reported, is urgently trying to clarify whether the Charter ”applies in the UK”).’

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Head of Legal, 21st November 2013

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Publishers lodge appeal over ruling against judicial review of royal charter – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, charters, injunctions, judicial review, media, news by tracey

“Industry takes case to court of appeal after high court rejected its application for an emergency injunction over new press regulator.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2013

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Press regulation royal charter given go-ahead by the Queen – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2013 in appeals, charters, media, news, Privy Council by michael

“A landmark reform of press regulation, enshrined in a royal charter, was finally sealed by the privy council on Wednesday [30th October] in a brief private ceremony, hours after the high court had quickly dismissed a last-minute legal attempt to block it by most
newspaper groups.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2013

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Press regulation: The 10 major questions – BBC News

“The Royal Charter on press regulation is expected to be approved later. What are the major questions that have defined the debate?”

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BBC News, 30th October 2013

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Newspapers seek injunction over press regulation royal charter – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, injunctions, media, news, Privy Council by sally

“Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking an injunction to prevent the government’s plan for a new press regulation regime getting the royal seal of approval this week.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2013

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Press regulation: publishers seek judicial review of royal charter decision – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, judicial review, media, news, parliament by sally

“A group of national newspaper publishers have launched a legal challenge to the government’s plans for press regulation, claiming that ‘irrational’ ministers have failed to apply ‘rigorous standards of consultation’ over plans for a new watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2013

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Press curbs ‘will damage Queen’s standing’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, media, news, Privy Council by tracey

“Politicians’ ‘repressive’ plans to regulate the press will undermine the country’s international standing and the reputation of the Queen, free speech groups have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2013

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Press still plans self-regulation despite ministers’ rejection, says Times editor – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2013 in charters, media, news, parliament by tracey

“The editor of the Times yesterday gave the clearest indication yet that a group of the country’s bestselling titles will press ahead and set up their own regulator without seeking government approval, after ministers formally rejected a Fleet Street proposal for a new system of oversight.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2013

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Newspapers’ plans for post-Leveson press regulation rejected – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2013 in charters, constitutional reform, media, news, Privy Council, victims by sally

“Plans on how to regulate the press industry have been delayed until later this month after a difficult meeting of the key players rejected the regulatory plans proposed by the industry but also could not agree whether to back the royal charter passed by parliament.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2013

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Press regulation: government’s plan for a new watchdog delayed until autumn – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2013 in charters, media, news, parliament, Privy Council by tracey

“The government’s plan for a new press regulator has been officially put back to the autumn after a privy council meeting on Wednesday referred the matter to a new committee.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2013

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Press regulation royal charter not imminent – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2013 in charters, media, news, regulations, victims by sally

“A royal charter to regulate the press will not be introduced until the autumn at the earliest, the BBC has learnt.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2013

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Courts may be privatised to save Ministry of Justice £1bn – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 28th, 2013 in charters, courts, government departments, news by sally

“The courts may be privatised in a justice shake-up that could save the Ministry of Justice £1 billion a year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2013

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Phone-hacking victims reject newspapers’ charter proposal – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2013 in charters, consultations, media, news, regulations, victims by tracey

“Some of the most prominent victims of phone-hacking have written to the culture secretary, Maria Miller, urging her to reject the royal charter proposed by the press industry, saying that it is unacceptable for ‘those responsible for the damage to our lives and the lives of others [to] seek to shrug off responsibility and once again write their own rulebook.’ ”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2013

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Newspaper royal charter plans are ‘bizarre’, says Liberty director – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in charters, damages, fines, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen, privacy, professional conduct by sally

“A key adviser to the Leveson report, the civil rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti, has hit out against politicians and newspaper barons, accusing them of letting down the public over promises to set up a new press watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Leveson report: Newspapers reject press regulation plans – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, media, news by tracey

“The newspaper industry has rejected a plan for press regulation agreed by the
three main political parties in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2013

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After Leveson: Stephen Sedley on press regulation – London Review of Books

Posted April 12th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, licensing, media, news by sally

“The Privy Council, which will now be responsible for issuing a royal charter setting up a panel to vet the independence of a new press regulator, started licensing books in 1538. In 1557 a royal charter gave the members of the Stationers’ Company a monopoly of printing. In 1588 the anti-episcopal Marprelate Tracts (one of whose authors, John Penry, was executed for publishing them) provoked a system of press licensing which survived in one form or another, though with diminishing effect, until the last decade of the 17th century.”

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London Review of Books, 11th April 2013

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Politicians agree deal on post-Leveson Royal Charter for press regulation – but Daily Mail Group, News International and Telegraph Media Group refuse to sign up – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2013 in charters, internet, legislation, media, news, parliament by tracey

“Britain’s largest newspaper groups are on a collision course with the Government over press regulation, after last night signalling their anger at the imposition of ‘several deeply contentious’ issues in a Royal Charter announced in Parliament by the Prime Minister.”

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The Independent, 19th March 2013

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Jacob Rowbottom: Entrenching a Royal Charter – some initial thoughts – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted March 18th, 2013 in bills, charters, legislation, media, news, parliament by sally

“After much political manoeuvring over the weekend, a deal has been struck on the Royal Charter to implement Leveson. A key point is that it will prevent the Charter being unilaterally changed by future governments.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 18th March 2013

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

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