Cases

Active filters: Barrister: Desmond Browne CBE QC [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]
Year: 2000 [clear]

Berezovsky v Forbes Inc & Michaels

Defamation - Jurisdiction - Choice of Forum - Forum Non Conveniens - Claimants' connection with and reputation in England and Wales - Admittance of new evidence

[2000] UKHL 25; [2000] 1 WLR 1004; [2000] 2 All ER 986; [2000] EMLR 643 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Steyn, Nolan, Hoffmann, Hope and Hobhouse

Hamilton v Fayed

Defamation - libel action over allegations on television of corruption by Member of Parliament - parliamentary privilege - waiver under section 13 of Defamation Act 1996 - trial requiring investigation of same issues as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards - whether libel action involved breach of parliamentary privilege and should be stayed.

[2001] AC 395 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Steyn, Cooke, Hope and Clyde