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MLRC London Conference 2024

Date: September 22-24, 2024
Location : Law Society, London

Over 200 lawyers from around the world attend the London Conference to discuss comparative developments in media law and policy. The conference also features distinguished speakers from the judiciary, academia, and the press.

Pre-Conference Events

Sunday, September 22

11am-2pm – Delegates Brunch: Champagne Brunch Over The Thames
Hosted by Howard Kennedy, 1 London Bridge SE 1 9BG (closest Tube stop: London Bridge)

6:30pm-8:30pm Reception at Bloomberg’s London Headquarters
3 Queen Victoria Street (closest Tube stop: Bank Station)

Conference Program

Monday, September 23

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2A

  • Top journalists on politics, truth, impartiality, & misinformation in the age of AI
  • Anti-SLAPP laws in the UK and the EU
  • Lunch Discussion: Barrister Jennifer Robinson on the Status of Julian Assange extradition and on #MeToo and Libel
  • Vetting a hypothetical article, with PrePub analysis of UK, US and EU laws
  • Royal Scandals: How Harry, Meghan and other Royals are contributing to Privacy and Copyright Law

6:30-9pm – Evening Gala Reception (Sponsored by Hiscox)

Tuesday, September 24

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, WC2A

  • Persecutions and Prosecutions of the Media around the World: The perilous nature of free speech and press in today’s world.
  • Comparative IP Law
  • Breakout Sessions: Choose from 3 different sessions
    • International Media Law 101: International norms and comparative laws affecting the press
    • Media Deals: Workshop on cross-border deals
    • EU Digital Services Act and regulation of online platforms
  • AI Demonstration: See an AI prepublication vetting tool at work. Followed by a panel discussion on the risks and promises of AI.

Wednesday, September 25

9:30-11am: In-House Counsel Breakfast (for in-house lawyers only)
The Financial Times, Bracken House, 1 Friday Street (near St. Paul’s)


The conference is open to MLRC members and others by invitation.

Registration for MLRC Members in the US, Australia, Canada and Europe is $745 USD

Registration for UK Lawyers is £725

Conference Hotels

MLRC Conference rate at Apex Temple Hotel, 1-2 Serjeants’ Inn (off Fleet Street)

There are two other nearby hotels, but without specific conference rates. You can book directly. Rates may vary.

Club Quarters Holborn
61 Lincoln Inn Fields
Tel: 011-44-207-451-5800

Z Hotel City (budget hotel)



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