‘Professor David Ormerod QC will lecture on Contempt of Court in the Age of the Internet. The Contempt of Court Act 1981 pre-dates the internet and there are concerns that the current law cannot adequately deal with contempt committed through the new media. The lecture will consider the Law Commission Report No 340 and the recommendations to introduce a new statutory offence for jurors who intentionally seek information beyond the evidence presented in court and to create a new statutory exemption to contempt for content published prior to proceedings becoming active.’
Date: 30th January 2014, 6.30pm
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
Charge: Free, registration required
More information can be found here.