IPSO Compulsory Arbitration Scheme Launches

IPSO’s compulsory arbitration scheme has launched.

Anyone who has a valid legal claim against a newspaper can now make it through the IPSO scheme for a maximum fee of £100 and the newspaper has no choice but to arbitrate, IPSO said in a press release.

The scheme encompasses the seven best-selling national daily newspapers and eight best-selling Sunday newspapers and will cover claims including libel, invasion of privacy, data protection or harassment.

The new scheme will also include a higher level of damages and claimants can now be awarded up to £60,000, including aggravated damages.

IPSO chief executive Matt Tee said “The compulsory arbitration scheme covers the biggest national newspaper titles in the UK and is a low-cost means of people that had been wronged by a newspaper getting compensation without the expense of court and legal fees”.

The full list of newspapers covered is: Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Weekly Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Metro, Times, Sunday Times, The Sun, Times Literary Supplement, Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star,  Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and Sunday People.