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Gender Male
Industry Law
Occupation Law lecturer, journalist, blatherskite
Introduction I am a media law trainer and I co-authored the 18th, 19th and 20th editions of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists. I contribute articles on media law to The Guardian. I also work as a media law consultant. Clients I have worked with include: Press Association, BBC, Northcliffe Newspapers, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Johnston Press, London Metro, London Family Courts, Durham Police, Northumbria Police, Cafod, Barnardo's, Greenpeace, the GMC, Durham University, Durham County Council and Comic Relief. In 2010 I was invited to be a member of the Ministry of Justice's working group looking at the law of libel. If you would like to talk about consultancy you can contact me at d.banks3(at)
Favorite Movies Blade Runner, Delicatessen, Swingers, Magnolia, Apocalypse Now, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Diva, Almost Famous, Manhattan, Slumdog Millionaire.
Favorite Books The World According to Garp, The Wasp Factory, The Cider House Rules, The Algebraist, Feersum Endjinn, Carter Beats the Devil, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings, The Jack Aubrey series, Reuben Reuben, Tourist Season, Pest Control, On Broadway, More Than Somewhat, Brideshead Revisited, Gormenghast, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, to name but a few...