About the Author(s)
Mike Dodd, Legal Editor, Press Association and member of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board, and Mark Hanna, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board
Mike Dodd is the Press Association's legal editor and a member of the NCTJ's Media Law Examinations Board. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 50 years' experience as a working journalist.
Mark Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Chair of the NCTJ Media Law Examinations Board. He was an award-winning crime and investigations
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