Month: January 2014

  • A basic introduction to UK libel law.

    I am not a lawyer. But I did once work at the BBC, where a very helpful woman once came round and explained to us the basics of UK libel law. To be libelled in English law, you have to have a) something written about you which is b) untrue c) may cause serious harm […]

  • In Praise of Trivets

    I was round my parents house the other day, and we needed to put a hot pan on the table for dinner. It went onto a tablemat, so the wooden table wouldn’t get burned. I said to Dad “I wonder what the generic word is for that thing you put hot things on so they […]