I have applied for the Legal Adviser's position with one of the student newspapers at university and need to start researching the subject asap. It is something that I will be doing alongside of my studies, as one of the EC activities. Aside of it actually being a very interesting thing to do, I also hope it will add to my CV in the future.
I need to start reading up on defamation (libel, in particular) and contempt of court, and was wondering if anyone could suggest a good book or two to start with? I heard of McNae's book, however, I'm wondering whether it will actually be suitable for my purpose.
Any opinions and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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In need of advice - media law watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-07-2009 02:24
- 27-07-2009 10:30
Gatley. Expensive but it's all you will need. Plus if you are interested in practising in defamation law then it will be worth the investment.
- Thread Starter
- 04-08-2009 19:24
Thank you for your advice, LuverlyLawyer. I looked it up and Gatley's book is too expensive for me at the moment - it's cheapest version is currently at an average of £300.
I would really appreciate any other suggestions, including any other books that are cheaper, but just as good
I need a comprehensive guide to defamation (libel and slander) and contempt of court.
- 21-08-2009 18:24
McNae's is a good place to start, its written for journalists primarily - about £12 on Amazon. Make sure you get the 2009 version -the law changes very quickly.
Any up to date Tort textbook will cover defamation and contempt. But it is likely to be out of date a little.
You can always fill in the gaps with Gatley from your library.