Picking up the pieces - in-house lawyers and the fallout from the Leveson inquiry
First came the sordid details of Britain’s best-selling newspaper hacking the phone of a murdered schoolgirl. Then came the inquiry and a cavalcade of top-tier celebrities mixed with a collection of the wannabes and the washed-up. That was followed by more gut-wrenching tales of press mistreatment of ordinary people, ranging from former schoolteachers to the families of killed and wounded soldiers. When the curtain finally came down on the lurid evidence, out came the report. But that only fired the starting pistol on political wrangling and professional manoeuvring – all of which reached a dramatic climax only last month.
Jonathan Ames talks to Fleet Street GCs about the fallout from Leveson and what it means for in-house workloads
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