Podcast Location:
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Part of:
The Phone-Hacking Inquiry CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
Media & Entertainment Law
CPD Points:
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in the defence of individuals affected by public inquiries. Richard Ferguson, Senior Legal Advisor to the Police Service of Northern Ireland looks specifically at the task of those acting on behalf of the press in the Leveson Inquiry and the tactical considerations to be had when responding to an inquiry.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how a practitioner ought to approach the task of managing an inquiry;
  • Know what the launch of the Leveson Inquiry means for the press;
  • Be aware of the ways in which the press can maintain a good reputation with the inquiry;
  • Know how to respond to any criticism of old procedures that may arise during the inquiry;
  • Have considered the practicalities of defending individuals affected by an inquiry, including the disclosure, interview and hearing stages;
  • Be aware of the legal safeguards available to protect your client.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • Inquiries Act 2005;
  • Inquiry Rules 2006.
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In this podcast, Richard Ferguson considers the task of those acting on behalf of the press in the Leveson Inquiry and shares some valuable insights from his experiences as Senior Legal Advisor to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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