McNae co-author to lead NCTJ Defamation Act seminar

Mike Dodd, co-author of McNae’s Essential Media Law for Journalists, will be delivering the NCTJ’s Defamation Act seminar on Friday 18 October.

The Press Association’s specialist legal advisor and editor of Media Lawyer will lead the seminar at Bloomberg in London. Topics covered include: 

  • How traditional defamation defences are being updated and redefined
  • New rules on web libel law
  • The new benchmark for defining a defamatory statement

Joanne Butcher, NCTJ chief executive, said: “This seminar will benefit editors, journalists and tutors on NCTJ-accredited courses by providing them with the confidence to interpret and implement the new act in a practical way.

“Mike has over 40 years’ experience in journalism, as well as being a qualified barrister, so there is no better opportunity for delegates to get up-to-speed on the latest developments in media law.”

The cost of the seminar will be £50 plus VAT. It will run from 1.30 - 4.30pm at Bloomberg, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London. Click here to book your place.