The Leveson Report, the result of the Leveson enquiry on press law, has been published today. The Guardian summarizes:
Leveson said that his proposed new law would enshrine “for the first time” a “legal duty on the government to protect the freedom of the press”. It would also allow the new body to set up a low-cost libel and privacy tribunal to handle complaints instead of the courts – and provide “benefits in law” to those who signed up. Those who do not sign up would be denied the ability to reclaim the often substantial costs of litigation – even if they win – from complainants bringing libel, privacy or other media related actions.
The question now is: why do so many people who should know better think that Lord Justice Leveson is a lord?
A Lord Justice is a judge in the Court of Appeal.
Judges in the House of Lords were Lords. Now the court is the Supreme Court.
Thus Dame Anne Judith Rafferty is a Lord Justice of Appeal (plural apparently Lord Justices).