30/10/2013

Publishers Lose Regulation Charter Injunction

Ministers will go to the Privy Council to seek the Queen's approval for a Royal charter on UK press regulation, after newspaper publishers lost their bid to stop the move.

The publishers had taken their case to the High Court seeking an injunction arguing that the Privy Council had not fairly considered the publishers own proposed charter.

Two High Court judges however denied the injunction, saying that there was no grounds for a judicial review.

It is understood that the publishers are considering a challenge to the Court of Appeal later.

(MH/CD)

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