Year: 2011

Phone hacking ‘test’ cases to be tried

Mr Justice Vos has ordered that the various ‘phone hacking’ claims against News Group Newspapers Limited and Glenn Mulcaire will proceed by way a trial of ‘test’ cases, at which the other parties will be… Read More »

Nigel Abbas joins 5RB

From Monday 11th April, 2011, barrister Nigel Abbas joins 5RB. Nigel currently works on some of the UK’s most interesting, thought-provoking and challenging media output and artistic content, including recently Channel 4’s The Promise and… Read More »

Joint Defamation Bill Committee appointed

A Joint Committee set up to examine the draft Defamation Bill has announced its timetable for the submission of written of evidence. In a public call for evidence the Committee, which met for the first time… Read More »

BBC air series on media law

The six part BBC documentary series ‘See you in Court’ began at 10.35pm on Tuesday 29 March on BBC One. The BBC’s publicity states: “Just as quickly as papers rush to press with the latest… Read More »

New edition of privacy book published

The second edition of Tugendhat & Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media is published by Oxford University Press today. In the 9 years since the first edition appeared the law has developed at… Read More »

Draft Defamation Bill unveiled

This afternoon Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke unveiled a draft bill to reform the law of defamation in England and Wales. Mr Clarke said in a statement ‘the right to speak freely and debate issues without… Read More »

Appeal judge receives libel apology

Telegraph Media Group today publicly apologised to Lord Justice Sedley for publishing untrue and damaging allegations about his handling of a case involving residents of a care home. The 20 November 2010 edition of the… Read More »

Sikh leader’s appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal today dismissed the appeal by a libel claimant with the title, His Holiness Baba Jeet Singh Ji Maharaj, following his failure to pay security ordered in the sum of £250,000. The Appellant… Read More »

‘JIH’ wins privacy appeal

This morning the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the case of JIH v News Group Newspapers, overturning the refusal of Mr Justice Tugendhat to grant an interim order preventing the publication of the claimant’s… Read More »

MGN wins Campbell success fee ruling

The European Court of Human Rights has found that the order that MGN pay the CFA success fee in Naomi Campbell’s landmark privacy claim against the publisher violated Article 10, although the decision on liability was not such a violation…. Read More »

Interpreter awarded £30,000 for libel

Jan Cambridge, a Public Service Interpreter, has succeeded in her claim for libel against Dr Guillermo Makin, another interpreter. The trial of her claim was heard by Mr Justice Tugendhat in November 2010. In his… Read More »