The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

And were very concerned about the proposal to adopt what Lord Justice Jackson has said, and it might be articulated in this way, that 20 years ago the power in relation to libel resided with the press. They were the wealthy ones, you couldn't get legal aid to sue for libel. It was a very expensive business, always had to be commenced in the High Court, with great risk as to cost. So therefore anybody without means simply couldn't do it.

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