March 28, 2012

Reference: [2012] EWHC 756 (QB) 
Court: High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge: Bean J

Date of Judgment: 27 Mar 2012


The former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has been awarded £90,000 in damages after allegations were made on Twitter that he was involved in match-fixing.  Mr...

March 23, 2012

Reference: [2012] UKSC 11 
Court: Supreme Court

Date of Judgment: 21 March 2012


Times Newspapers Limited have successfully appealed against a decision that it could not rely on Reynolds privilege to defeat a defamation claim brought by the respondent police officer, Sergeant Gary Flood....

March 8, 2012

A spokesman has confirmed that the Press Complaints Commission (the PCC) has decided to transfer all its assets, liabilities and staff to a new intermediary body which has yet to establish a name. The PCC was launched 21 years ago, in response to the Calcutt’s response, as a self-regula...

March 5, 2012

Reference: [2012] EWHC 449
Court: High Court (Queen's Bench Division) 

Date of Judgment: 2 March 2012


The anonymity of many bloggers can often mean that frustrated libel claimants have little choice other than to pursue those whose services make their publications possible.  This wa...

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