Lord Justice Judge to speak at conference

The deputy chief justice, Lord Justice Judge, will give one of the keynote addresses at the Law for Journalists Conference, organised by the Newspaper Society and Press Gazette, on 26 November.

Lord Justice Judge is a noted criminal law specialist and was formerly the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. He joins a line-up of speakers that will focus on the practical aspects of law for working journalists.

Highlights of the conference will include Closer editor Jane Johnson on a panel discussing “How to land a celebrity scoop without ending up in court”; The Guardian ‘s David Hencke explaining how to turn the Freedom of Information Act – which comes into force in January – into front-page stories; Channel 4’s legal expert Jan Tomalin advising undercover journalists on keeping their stories safe; and the latest on privacy law from Trinity Mirror lawyer Marcus Partington.

Other keynote speakers include Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, who recently announced that there would be no charges for most Freedom of Information requests, much to the relief of many journalists.

For further information about booking your place on the conference, which offers six hours CPD, contact Aimee Lester on 020 8565 4292 or email her at aimeel@quantumbusinessmedia.com Booking forms can also be downloaded from www.pressgazette.co.uk

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