Joshua Rozenberg

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Full name: Joshua Rozenberg

Area of interest: The Law

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: joshua@rozenberg.net

Personal website: http://www.rozenberg.net

Website: BBC Radio 4 Law in Action

Blog: www.guardian.co.uk/profile/joshua-rozenberg | http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/law

Representation: All bookings and commissions arranged through: http://www.noelgay.com/writers/item/89-joshua-rozenberg

Networks: http://twitter.com/#!/JoshuaRozenberg

Biography:

About: Legal commentator and journalist - Britain's best known law commentator. Freelance writer, commentator and broadcaster.

'Joshua presents Law in Action for BBC Radio 4. He is Britain’s best-known commentator on the law and blogs weekly for The Guardian's online law page. He also writes for The Law Society Gazette. He was the BBC’s Legal Correspondent for 15 years before moving in 2000 to The Daily Telegraph where he edited the paper's legal coverage until 2008. Joshua has won the Bar Council Reporting Awards four times – including a prize for his documentary on the Supreme Court, 'Top Dogs', for BBC Radio 4. Joshua has spoken at the prestigious EU Conference, Assises de la Justice in Brussels, where he commentated on legal matters and justice in the UK.' [1]

Education: Oxford University: Law

Career: Trained as a solicitor, qualified in 1976; Legal correspondent for 15 years at the BBC; joined the The Daily Telegraph in 2000, and was Legal editor until the end of 2008; Former London Evening Standard columnist; In May 2010 began a weekly blog for the Guardian's online law page

Current position/role: Commentator on Law, writes weekly for the Guardian's online law page

Other roles/Main role: Presenter of BBC's Law in Action programme, new series 18 October 2011. Programme archive here

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Viewpoints/Insight: Specific interest in matters of constitutional reform and freedom of expression, see below: Trial of Strength: The Battle between Ministers and Judges over who makes the law

Broadcast media: presents the BBC Radio 4 series Law in Action

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Awards/Honours: Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Hertfordshire; Honorary Bencher at Gray's Inn

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Other: Married to columnist Melanie Phillips

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Your Rights and the Law (London : Dent, 1986) OCLC 13158301; The Case for the Crown: the inside story of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Wellingborough: Equation, 1987) OCLC 59176853; The Search for Justice: an Anatomy of the Law (ondon : Hodder & Stoughton, 1994) OCLC 30475388; Trial of Strength: the battle between ministers and judges over who makes the laws (London : Richard Cohen Books, 1997) OCLC 37019822; also see Jewish Book Week: Contributors

Latest work: Privacy and the Press (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004) OCLC 53393088

Speaking/Appearances: Frequently invited to chair or address legal conferences and other events

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Articles: 2016

  • A judge-shaming list is bad for justice - Judges shouldn’t be frightened to set precedents. A list of those that have ‘gone too far’ – including over a Guardian freedom of information request on the Prince of Wales’s letters – risks deterring justice - 13th May

Articles: 2015

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Website: Standard.co / Joshua Rozenberg

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  • Don't rush to judgment - why Attorney-General had to water down fraud-busting plan - The Government has been forced to abandon one of the more extreme fraud-busting measures it had been hoping to announce. Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, wants to introduce legislation that will allow judges to stop convicted fraudsters working as solicitors, estate agents or in financial services - 24th March 2009
  • Cherie, RBS and how we can learn a lot from US justice - Cherie Blair's decision to act for investors who lost money when shares in Royal Bank of Scotland collapsed reminds us how effective the US courts can be in cases such as this - 17th March 2009
  • Tesco's competition victory shows rules are a legal minefield - Tesco was understandably delighted by its victory in the Competition Appeal Tribunal last week. Britain's biggest grocery retailer successfully challenged potential planning restrictions which, if upheld, would have limited its ability to build or extend large out-of-town supermarkets. But the tribunal's ruling is unlikely to be the last word on the subject - 10th March 2009
  • It’s better to pay a £900m fine than suffer a worse fate - There can't be many businesses that regard being fined €1 billion (£890 million) for endemic corruption as a successful outcome. But although Siemens was ordered to pay unprecedented penalties just before Christmas in both Germany and the United States, Europe's biggest engineering company is so pleased to have come through a two-year bribery investigation intact that its chief executive, Peter Loscher, has allowed the lawyers who helped ensure its survival to speak about their role - 3rd March 2009
  • How British Gas ended up in court for being too heavy-handed with customers - If businesses find themselves sued and even facing criminal charges for harassing their customers in the coming months, they will know which company to blame. British Gas has quietly settled the claim by a former customer that brought it so much bad publicity this month - 25th February 2009
  • Advisers and banks that recommended 'bad funds' face lawsuits - As more casualties of the Madoff scandal emerge, lawyers are looking for potential defendants with rather deeper pockets than the disgraced US financier - 17th February 2009
  • ‘Magic circle’ has lost its aura as City law firms feel pain of recession - What affects our clients affects us, the global managing partner of the world's biggest law firm tells me - 10th February 2009
  • Lawyers rush to freeze assets as recession turns nasty - As the recession begins to deepen, we can expect the courts to issue an increasing number of injunctions against independent financial advisers. The first thing for an investor to consider when prosecuting an IFA — perhaps because of poor advice — is the risk that an intermediary will try to put his funds out of the reach of the courts - 3rd February 2009
  • Perils of ‘doing a pre-pack’ —it might save ailing firms but creditors are left bitter - The restructuring of FishWorks struck me as a classic of its kind. Despite the departure last year of its founder, Mitch Tonks, and the sale of some underperforming outlets, the seafood chain was still in difficulties and shares were suspended on 7 January - 28th January 2009
  • Can Brussels stop Bulgaria torching EU practice rights? - City lawyers are hoping that Brussels will begin legal action this month against an EU country they accuse of stifling competition. Firms including DLA Piper, CMS Cameron McKenna (CMcK) and Austrian practice Wolf Theiss lodged a formal complaint against Bulgaria with the EU Commission last November - 20th January 2009
  • Battle lines are drawn up as recession bolsters corruption - More cases of corruption are likely as a result of the recession, according to the Director of Public Prosecutions. “It is likely that the economic downturn will have an effect on the pattern of crime,” Keir Starmer QC predicted - 13th January 2009
  • Lawyers leap on electronic ‘paper trail’ in hunt for firms that use pirated software - Consumers who download pirated video games are beginning to realise that they may receive solicitors' letters demanding compensation for breach of copyright. But businesses using unlicensed software may be surprised to discover that they now face a real risk of criminal prosecution. In some circumstances, directors may become personally liable for illegal behaviour by their companies - 6th January 2009

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Column name: 'Joshua Rozenberg on Law' *ended Jan 2009*

Remit/Info: Law and legal issues

Section: Features / Law

Role: Legal Editor, commentator on the law

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Email: joshua.rozenberg@telegraph.co.uk

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Website: Telegraph.co / Joshua Rozenberg on Law

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Day published: Thursday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 1100/1200 words

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  • 2009: A Law Odyssey - Tiptoeing into the New Year, we can expect some surprises ahead. The UK's new Supreme Court and the International Criminal Court will both stand trial. And there will be new openings for lawyers — as others are shown the door - 1st January 2009

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