Mark Lewis 'cautiously optimistic' about Leveson report

The media lawyer Mark Lewis, who represents the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, said he and the Dowlers are "cautiously optimistic" about Lord Justice Leveson's report.

He said he hoped that the MPs who signed an open letter opposing the statutory underpinning of the press regulator would look again at the proposal.

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'Disaster' if Leveson ignored

Victims of the press have given their backing to the Leveson report into media standards and ethics. Christopher Jefferies exclusively told ITV News it would be a "disaster" if David Cameron did not introduce a press regulator backed up by the law.