September 18, 2017

Nicholas Hugh Brown -v- (1) Tom Bower (2) Faber & Faber Limited

Reference: [2017] EWHC 1388 (QB)

Court: High Court

Date of judgment: 19/06/2017  

The facts of the case

The Claimant is the Labour Party politician Nicholas Brown, who has been the Member of Parliament for Newcastle Upon Tyne Ea...

July 28, 2017

Times Newspapers Limited (Appellant) v Flood (Respondent), Miller (Respondent) v Associated Newspapers Limited (Appellant), Frost and others (Respondents) v MGN Limited (Appellant)

Reference: [2017] UKSC 33

Court: Supreme Court

Date of judgment: 11.04.17

The facts of the case

Proceedings wer...

June 15, 2017

James Stunt -v- Associated Newspapers Ltd

Reference: EWHC 695 (QB)

Court: High Court

Date of judgment: 6 April 2017

The facts of the case

Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL), the publisher of the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, and the MailOnline, is being sued by wealthy businessman James Stunt...

June 15, 2017

An unnamed senior barrister specialising in family law has been fined £1000 by the Information Commissioner after files containing the details of lay clients were inadvertently uploaded to the internet.


The barrister created the documents at home on her desktop computer and o...

February 22, 2017

The Claimant is Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco, first cousin of the current King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The Defendant is Elaph Publishing Ltd, a daily Arab online newspaper, headquartered in London. On 8 October 2014 the Defendant published an article in Arabic on its website concer...

November 18, 2016

AB Bank Limited, Off-Shore Banking Unit v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC

Reference: [2016] EWHC 2082 (Comm)

Court: High Court

Date of judgment: 12/08/2016

The facts of the case

The Claimant, AB Bank Limited, Off-shore Banking Unit, is a Bangladeshi Bank which claims to have been the victim o...

September 21, 2016

Simpson v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd

References: [2015] EWHC 77 (QB), [2016] EWCA Civ 772

Court: High Court, Court of Appeal

Dates of judgments: 21 January 2015, 26 July 2016

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the meaning of a defamatory statement does not

necessarily establish the intensit...

August 4, 2016

The Court of Protection has left open the question of whether news organisations are automatically accountable for costs when losing applications to challenge Reporting Restrictions Orders.  The issue arose after the Applicant made an unsuccessful application for costs in the case of V...

June 22, 2016

Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) allows a client to consult a lawyer in confidence without fear of having to disclose communications between them at a later date.  It exists for the benefit of the client not the legal advisor and the privilege is absolute unless the advice was receive...

June 22, 2016

Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordon has given an opinion on whether dynamic IP addresses can constitute personal data under the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


The issue arose in proceedings Patrick Breyer, a privacy activist, brought against the German Government concer...

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