Special guest at media regulation event

21 Apr

The Faculty was delighted to welcome Sir Alan Moses, Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), as guest speaker at an event which examined media regulation.

The evening, a joint presentation with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), also included a talk by Roddy Dunlop, QC, one of Scotland's foremost authorities on media law, and was chaired by James Wolffe, QC, Dean of Faculty.

IPSO is the independent newspaper and magazine industry regulator. It was established in September last year to replace the Press Complaints Commission in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the press.

Sir Alan Moses served as a High Court Judge in England and became a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2005. He retired from the Bench last year and was appointed as the first Chairman of IPSO.

Ann Packard, RSA Scotland Chairman, said: "The importance of a free but regulated press is vital to us all, and in listening to Sir Alan Moses, it is clear that IPSO is in hands both pragmatic and purposeful, involving a chairman and board members of cogency and intellect."