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Defamation - Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Scope of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, art 1(1) - Claimant suing in place where harmful event occurred - Libel claim over letter sent by bank in Netherlands - Bank's reliance on state immunity - Whether claim "civil … matter"
Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - whether application for injunction for harassment was an attempt to circumvent rule in Bonnard v Perryman - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998- articles 8 and 10 - width of injunction
Defamation - Libel - Absolute privilege - Qualified Privilege - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - whether publications in and to the Office of Supervision of Solicitors were covered by absolute privilege
Defamation - Libel - pre-trial review - application by defendant to strike out claim as an abuse of the process on grounds that the Libyan claimant did not have sufficient standing or reputation in England to warrant his libel action going before a jury - application by defendant to strike out plea of foreign publication on grounds that reliance on common law presumption that foreign law the same as English law incompatible with Article 10 ECHR