Louis Walsh case 'highlights issue for Leveson to address'

The lawyer for X Factor judge Louis Walsh has said that his client's case highlights a "fundamental problem" that he hopes Lord Justice Leveson's report will address.

Speaking after Walsh won more than £400,000 in damages in a defamation case against News Group Newspapers, lawyer Paul Tweed said:

The serious consequences of worldwide dissemination online of a defamatory story is a fundamental problem which Lord [Justice] Leveson's report, to be published tomorrow in the UK, will hopefully address on the principle that prevention is always better than cure.

– Paul Tweed, lawyer for louis walsh

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Leveson urges new press rules

Lord Justice Leveson has recommended further press regulation, underpinned by law, in his long-awaited report.