Siobhain Butterworth

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Full name: Siobhain Butterworth

Area of interest: Media law, media business, press freedom, Guardian readers' rights

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: reader@guardian.co.uk (Mail: Readers' editor, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU; Fax: +44 (0)20 3353 3188)

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Websites: Guardian.co: Siobhain Butterworth | Open Door | Readers' editor

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Career: Private practice lawyer, 1991/1997; The Guardian News & Media: legal director (setting up the paper’s in-house legal function) 1997/2007, Readers' editor 2007-

(see: Scott Trust Appoints New Guardian Readers' Editor Guardian.co.uk, 12th December 2006)

  • As legal head was involved in a number of high profile and reported cases, including: Jonathan Aitken v Guardian Newspapers Ltd & Ors (1997), Bennett & Ors v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (1998); R v Hashemi, ex parte Guardian Newspapers Limited [1998] All ER (D) 432; City of London Police v Guardian Newspapers Limited & Ors (1999); ex parte Guardian Newspapers Limited, [1999] All ER 65; AG v Associated Newspapers & Guardian Newspapers Limited (1999); AG v Guardian Newspapers Limited [1999] All ER (D) 856; R v Central Criminal Court, ex parte Bright, Alton and Rusbridger (The Times, 26 July 2000); James Mawdsley v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (The Guardian, August 2002); Financial Times and others v Interbrew SA,[2002] EMLR 446; Sara Keays v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (Lawtel, 07 July 2003).

Current position/role: The Guardian: Readers' editor (succeeding Ian Mayes), 2007-

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Other activities: Teaches media law at University College London faculty of laws

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Column name: Open Door

Remit/Info: addressing readers' concerns/suggestions/complaints, see: Readers' editor terms of reference

Section: Editorials & reply

Role: Readers' editor

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Email: reader@guardian.co.uk

Websites: Guardian.co: Siobhain Butterworth | Open Door | Readers' editor

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Day published: Monday

Regularity: Weekly

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Articles: 2010

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