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 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

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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...

December 21, 2018

Background 

The applicant company, Magyar Jeti Zrt, operated an online news portal in Hungary called ‘444.hu’ with roughly 250,000 unique users per day.

On 5 September 2013 a group of apparently intoxicated football supporters stopped at a school in the village of Konyar, Hungary, made up...

October 25, 2018

The UK Supreme court handed down judgment on 10 October 2018 in Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) [2018] UKSC 49, otherwise known as ‘the gay cake case’. The court unanimously held that Ashers Bakery did not act in a discriminatory w...

October 5, 2018

Open justice principle reinforced in a case about application for anonymity of statement made in open court.

Background (numbers in square brackets refer to paragraphs in the judgment)

The initial claim was brought by the Applicant, ‘SWS’, claiming that the Defendant, the Department for W...

September 19, 2018

The Court of Appeal has allowed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation's (ENRC) appeal against a highly controversial earlier Commercial Court decision that had threatened to significantly narrow the scope of legal professional privilege.

The judgment, delivered on 5 September 2018 by th...

September 13, 2018

This case has now been updated. View our article on the most recent judgement here.

Court of Appeal clarifies the extent of non-party’s right to obtain access to documents in court proceedings in Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited v Graham Dring [2018] EWCA Civ 1795.

Background

A...

August 20, 2018

On 23 July 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision on the appeal of Hislop v Perde [2018] EWCA Civ 1726. It held that in cases where a Claimant’s part 36 offer is accepted out of time and where the claim is subject to the fixed costs regime of CPR 45, the fixed costs regime co...

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