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Judicial Review on Leveson Two

A JUDICIAL Review into the decision to cancel "Leveson Two" - the planned follow-up inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press - was held at the High Court over two days at the beginning of November.

The Government formally announced in March that it was cancelling the Inquiry (see the September Freelance for background).

Day One of the Judical Review, which was brought by Hacked Off, included consideration of then Prime Minister David Cameron's personal commitment, made in November 2012, to finishing the Leveson Inquiry process.

Day Two looked at the still high level of public interest in the Inquiry, with 174,000 responding to the Government's 2016 consultation and 200,000 signing a petition that called for an immediate start to Leveson Two.

A judgement is expected in December, probably sometime before Christmas. Watch this space.