Disclosure, litigants in person and a 1964 miscarriage of justice

17 January 2019

The winners of the 2018 Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards have been announced today by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers in England & Wales. 

The competition is open to print/online and broadcast journalists in recognition of the media's role in promoting a greater understanding of the law to the public. 

Entries to this year's awards were of an exceptionally high standard. 

Judging the 2018 awards were outgoing Chair of Bar 2018, Andrew Walker QC, current Chair of the Bar, Richard Atkins QC and the current Chair of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee (YBC), Athena Markides. 

The winners are: 

Broadcast media category:

Alys Harte, Allan Urry, Gail Champion, Clive Coleman

BBC Radio 4: File on 4: Disclosing the Truth https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09snj9b 

Print and online media category:

Emily Dugan

BuzzFeed News: A Record Number Of People Are Representing Themselves In Court - This Is What It's Like

Highly commended print and online media category:

Sanchia Berg and Stephen Mulvey

BBC News Online: The "completely childish" man hanged for murder https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42370943