Cases

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Weston v Bates & Leeds United Football Club

Libel – delay – abuse of process – appeal – striking out – civil procedure

[2015] EWHC 3070 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

Misuse of private information- Data protection- Human rights- Photographs- Reasonable expectation of privacy- Children- Freedom of expression

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Dingemans J

White v Express Newspapers (Costs)

libel - costs - meaning - costs of ruling on meaning

[2014] EWHC 814 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Waterson v Lloyd

Libel - honest comment - meaning - appeal

[2013] EWCA Civ 136; [2013] EMLR 17 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge McCombe, Laws, Richards LJJ

Weston v Bates

Libel - service of claim form - service abroad - service of original or copy

[2012] EWHC 590 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Waterson v Lloyd (No 2)

Amendment - part 24 - summary judgment - delay - justification

[2011] EWHC 3292 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Waterson v Lloyd

summary judgment - part 24 - defamation - comment or fact - meaning - innuendo meaning - honest comment - newspapers - elections

[2011] EWHC 3197 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Wright v Caan

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Natural and ordinary meaning - Innuendo meaning - Whether words complained of capable of bearing meanings pleaded - Whether innuendo properly pleaded - Malicious falsehood - Whether words complained of capable of being likely to cause pecuniary damage - Whether claims in malicious falsehood properly pleaded - Application to amend particulars of claim

[2011] EWHC 1978 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

White v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Libel - strike out - summary judgment - absolute privilege - qualified privilege - communications to professional bodies - General Medicial Council - use of material disclosed in the course of proceedings

[2011] EWHC 825 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Wallis v Meredith

Libel - Abuse of process - Jameel - Publication only to Claimant's solicitor - Reliance on Defendant's refusal to specify further publishees as evidence of further publications

[2011] EWHC 75 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Christopher Clarke J

Woodbridge v Stapleton

Libel - Qualified privilege - Malice - Summary judgment - Strike out - Jameel v Dow Jones - Abuse of process - Proportionality

Unreported, 20 January 2011 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mackay J

Williams v MGN Ltd

Libel - Abuse of process - Defamatory meaning - Limitation - Strike out - Real and substantial tort

[2009] EWHC 3150 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Winslet v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - ss.2-4 Defamation Act 1996- Statement in open court - Unilateral statement in open court after offer of amends - CPR 53PD para 6.1

[2009] EWHC 2735 (QB); [2010] EMLR 11 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Wall Street Journal Europe Sprl v UK (Admissibility)

Human rights - Admissibility - Freedom of expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Fair trial - Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights - Defamation - Reynolds privilege - Jury directions - Presumption of falsity - Meaning

Application no. 28577/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Wakefield v Ford & Anor

Defamation - Libel - Contract - Malice - Costs - Discontinuance by Claimant - Whether Claimant could accept an 'offer' made by Defendant in without prejudice save as to costs correspondence - Indemnity costs - Payment on account of costs

[2009] EWHC 122 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

Defamation – Libel – Offer of Amends – Defamation Act 1996 – Justification – Articles 6 & 10 ECHR - Burstein particulars – Aggravated damages – Disclosure – Lucas Box meaning - Polly Peck – Severable and distinct charges

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, May & Wilson LJJ

Westcott v Westcott (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Defences - Absolute privilege - Whether complaints to police are covered by absolute or qualified privilege - Preliminary issue

[2008] EWCA Civ 818; [2009] 2 WLR 838; [2009] 1 All ER 727; [2009] EMLR 2 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Sedley, Stanley Burton LJJ

W v JH & A County Council Limited

Libel – Summary judgment – Qualified privilege – ‘Off the peg’ privilege – Lapse of time - Data Protection Act 1998 - Criminal Justice Act 2003

[2008] EWHC 399 (QB); [2009] EMLR 11 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Lucas-Box meaning - Whether Lucas-Box meaning severable and distinct from meaning complained of - Whether proportionate to allow issues raised by Lucas-Box meaning to be tried

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Justification - Amendment - Discretion - Article 6 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Burstein particulars - Amendment - Aggravated damages - Offer of amends

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Westcott v Westcott

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Defences - Absolute privilege - Complaints to police

[2007] EWHC 2501 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Parkes QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge)

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Disclosure - Inspection - Documents obtained by GMC in course of inquiry - s.35A Medical Act 1983 - Restriction on collateral use

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

White v Sweden

Human rights - Right to protection of reputation - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Gross defamation - Allegation of murder - Allegation not proven but held 'justifiable' to print on 'reasonable basis'

[2007] EMLR 1 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Costa (President), Baka, Turmen, Ugrekhelidze, Fura-Sandstrom, Jociene, Popovic (Judges) and Dolle (Section registrar)

Wirtschafts-Trend Zeitschriften-Verlagsgesellschaft v Austria (No.3)

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Defamation - Meaning - Criminal offence - Public interest/public figure - Photograph - Injunction

Applications Nos. 66298/01 and 15653/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Bonello, Pellonpää, Traja, Steiner, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego (Judges), Elens Passos, RegistrarJJ

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

Defamation - Libel - Stay of proceedings - concurrent GMC disciplinary proceedings - concurrent libel proceedings - Article 6 - Right to trial within a reasonable time

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Wirtschafts-Trend Zeitschriften-Verlags GmbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Defamation - Value judgment - Sufficient factual basis - Politician - Proportionality

[2006] EMLR 152 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Loucaides (President), Tulkens, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens (Judges), and Nielsen (Registrar)

W v Westminster City Council (No.2)

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - malice - Human Rights - Article 8 ECHR - s. 7 & s. 8 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 102 (QB); [2005] 4 All ER 96 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

W v Westminster CC & Others

Defamation - libel - absolute privilege - qualified privilege - malice - s.7 Human Rights Act 1998

[2004] EWHC 2866 (QB); The Times, 7 January 2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (CA)

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - summary judgment - slander - amendment to add case in slander after the close of evidence at trial - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - CPR 17.4

[2004] EWCA Civ 1638; [2005] EMLR 449; The Times, 13 December 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge May, Dyson & Wall LJJ

Worme & Another v Commissioner of Police of Grenada

Human Rights - Criminal Libel - Public Figures - Public Interest - Freedom of Expression - Reputation - Intentional Libel - Defences - Qualified Privilege - ss.252, 253, 257 and 258 Criminal Code of Granada - s.10 Constitution of Granada

[2004] UKPC 8; [2004] 2 AC 430; [2004] 2 WLR 1044; [2004] EMLR 173 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Bingham, Browne-Wilkinson, Slynn, Rodger & Walker and Sir Andrew Legatt

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

Defamation - Libel - qualified privilege - summary judgment - privilege of a police officer to warn the clients of an unconvicted defendant not to trade with his business

[2003] EWHC 2971 (QB), [2004] EMLR 310 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Webster v British Gas Services Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Qualified privilege - Malice - Malicious Falsehood - Summary judgment -Part 24

[2003] EWHC 1188 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Wilkey & Another v BBC

Civil procedure - Late service of claim form - Deemed date of service - Actual date of service - Dispensing with service under CPR Part 6.9 - Exceptional circumstances - Claimant at fault

[2002] EWCA Civ 1561; [2003] 1 WLR 1; [2002] 4 All ER 1177 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Buxton & Carnwarth LJJ

Wallis v Valentine

Defamation - Libel - Summary Judgment - Evidence of Publication - No prospect of Success - CPR Part 24 - Abuse of Process

[2002] EWCA Civ 1034; [2003] EMLR 175 - Court of Appeal

Judge Peter Gibson & Potter LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Warren v Marsh

Sport - libel - television broadcast - boxer accusing manager of impropriety - justification - consent - whether one joint publisher could rely on consent given to another

30/10/1992 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Drake J and a jury

Williams v Reason

Libel - Appeal - Justification - Wider meaning - Admissible Evidence

[1988] 1 WLR 96; [1988] 1 All ER 262 - Court of Appeal

Judge Stephenson, O'Connor, Purchas LJJ