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.


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

October 2, 2019

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.


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

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

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


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...

August 15, 2018

On Wednesday 25 July 2018 the European Court of Appeal ruled that Nestlé’s Kit Kat’s shape was not sufficiently distinctive in all European countries to successfully acquire trademark protection across the EU.

It was held that it is not enough to prove that the "four trapezoidal bars ali...

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