November 14, 2019

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal orders a retrial on a case surrounding disputed joint authorship and highlights serious errors in the original judgement.

Background

Mr Martin, a writer, wrote the screenplay for the successful film entitled Florence Foster Jenkins (FFJ) and Ms Kogan, an...

October 2, 2019

https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2019/38.html

Supreme Court considers the scope of a court’s power to allow a non-party access to court documents referring to CPR 5.4C and the inherent jurisdiction granted by the principle of open justice.

Background

Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd (‘Ca...

September 11, 2019

1.The following practice note applies to CPR changes regarding media and communications claims that will be enforced from 1st October 2019.

CPR 53

2. Changes have been made to CPR part 53.1 which has expanded to incorporate misuse of private information, data protection, harassment by pub...

July 5, 2019

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (“IPSO”) published new guidance on how journalists should report major incidents, including natural disasters and terror attacks. The guidance is drawn from the Editors’ Code of Practice (“the Code”) and provides some examples of relevant dec...

June 26, 2019

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2019/1469.html

Have you ever sent an email to the wrong person, realising only moments after sending it? Warby J considers the perils of such a situation, and how the court may step in if the receiving party refuses to undertake not to use the info...

June 21, 2019

Beecham House, a new series set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region, is due to premiere on Sunday 23rd June at 9pm on ITV.

The drama depicts the fortunes of the residents of Beecham House, an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic wood...

June 13, 2019

In a meaning application the High Court (QB Division) held that an article’s headline, however defamatory, must be read in context, with the text of the article, in order to arrive at the natural and ordinary meaning. The judgment provides a useful exposition of the ‘bane and antidote’...

June 5, 2019

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2019/1235.html

[All numbers in square brackets refer to paragraphs in the judgment].

Background

This libel action arose from two almost identical articles relating to the Grenfell Tower disaster which were published by the Times in hard copy and onli...

March 27, 2019

Background

Ms Carruthers, who is in her 60s, was employed by Haringey Council as a Deputy Assistant Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Head of Services or Children In Need of Support and Protection. It was reported by Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) and News Group Newspapers (NG...

January 8, 2019

Many congratulations to Lee Magiday for winning the Best Independent Film Award for the Best Independent Film, ‘The Favourite’, at the Golden Globe Awards!

‘The Favourite’ had been nominated 5 times, where Olivia Colman has also won an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion...

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