Cases

Active filters: Barrister: Justin Rushbrooke QC [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]

Morgan v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation – strike out – amendment – summary judgment – pleading – honest opinion – section 3 Defamation Act 2013

[2018] EWHC 3960(QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicklin J

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

Associated Newspapers v Murray

Libel

[2015] EWCA Civ 488 - Court of Appeal

Judge LORD JUSTICE LONGMORE, LORD JUSTICE RYDER and LADY JUSTICE SHARP

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd

Libel – Trial of a Preliminary Issue on Meaning – Repetition Rule – pleadings – meanings – truth – Lucas-Box meanings – Polly-Peck

[2015] EWHC 620 (QB) - High Court of Justice

Judge Sir David Eady (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Bewry v Reed Elsevier UK Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Internet publication - Limitation period - Disapplication - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - Jameel abuse

[2014] EWCA Civ 1411; [2014] WLR (D) 474 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sharp LJ, Macur LJ, Lewison LJ

Building Register Ltd v Weston

Defamation - libel - res judicata - abuse of process - amendment to defence - justification - honest comment - case management conference

[2014] EWHC 2361 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicola Davies J

Murray v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Libel - Statement in open court - Unilateral statement - CPR PD 53 para 6.1

[2014] EWHC 1170 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Thornton v Telegraph Group (No. 4)

Defamation - Malicious Falsehood - offer of amends - malice - knowledge - Defamation Act 1996

[2011] EWHC 1884 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Baturina v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation – Innuendo meanings – Strict liability – Requirement to plead publishees with knowledge of relevant facts – Liability for third party re-publications - Foreseeability of damage – Jameel abuse of process

[2011] EWCA Civ 308 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Sedley and Hooper LJJ

Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 3)

Defamation – Malicious falsehood – Amendment – Application to amend defence to malicious falsehood claim to plead honest comment – Whether amendment should be permitted

[2011] EWHC 159 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

McLaughlin v London Borough of Lambeth

Defamation – Human Rights Act 1998 – Arts 8 and 10 ECHR - Striking out – Rule in Derbyshire v Times Newspapers – collateral purpose – Jameel abuse of process

[2010] EWHC 2726 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 2)

Defamation – Libel – Summary judgment - Determination of meaning – Whether words capable of bearing defamatory meaning –  Threshold of seriousness

[2010] EWHC 1414 (QB); [2010] EMLR 25 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd

Defamation – Libel - Fair comment – Striking out - Words capable of being comment – Facts not truly stated by reviewer - s.6 Defamation Act 1952

[2009] EWHC 2863 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Charles Gray

McLaughlin & Ors v Newall

Defamation – Striking out - Defence of compromise

[2009] EWHC 1925 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Moloney QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court

Mond & Ors v Mason & Ors

Libel - Malicious falsehood - Causing loss by unlawful means - Freezing order - Good arguable case - Real risk of removal or disposal of assets - Injunction restraining publication

[2008] EWHC 1649 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Libel - Stay - Striking out - Open offer to settle - Abuse of process - Proportionality - Damages - Vindication - Statement in open court - Costs

[2008] EWHC 278 (QB); [2009] EMLR 10 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No. 2)

Libel - Amendment - Adding parties - Disapplication of limitation period - Corporate libel claims - Discretion

[2007] EWHC 3028 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – CPR 17.4 and 19.5(3)

[2007] EWCA Civ 701; [2008] 1 WLR 585; [2007] 4 All ER 330; [2008] EMLR 324; The Times, 18 July 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips CJ, Jacob LJ, Moses LJ

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – Civil Procedure Rules 1998

[2007] EWHC 997 (QB); The Times, 10 May 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Musa King v Telegraph Group Ltd (Costs)

Costs - Detailed assessment - Defamation - Proportionality - Conditional Fee Agreements - Success fees

02/12/2005 - Supreme Court Costs Office

Judge Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Jameel & Another v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Statutory qualified privilege - Justification - Grounds to inquire - Case management - Striking out

[2005] EWHC 1219 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Milne v David Price Solicitors & Advocates

Costs - Defamation - Conditional Fee Agreements - Settlement on terms not amounting to 'win' - Termination - Entitlement of solicitor to basic charges

07/03/2005 - Supreme Court Costs Office

Judge Master Seager Berry

Polanski v Conde Nast Publications Ltd (HL)

Defamation - Libel - Human Rights - Civil procedure - Civil evidence - evidence by video link - hearsay

[2005] UKHL 10; [2005] 1 WLR 637; [2005] 1 All ER 945; [2005] EMLR 287; The Times, 11 Feb 2005; The Independent, 16 Feb 2005 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Hope of Craighead, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell

Jameel & Another v Wall Street Journal Europe (No.2) (CA)

Defamation - Libel – Reynolds privilege – Relevance of Bonnick v Morris - Presumption of damage – Presumption of falsity

[2005] EWCA Civ 74; [2005] QB 904; [2005] 2 WLR 1577; [2005] EMLR 377; [2005] 4 All ER 356; The Times 14 Feb 2005; The Independent 9 Feb 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Sedley and Parker LJJ

Jameel (Yousef) v Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

Defamation - libel – Internet publication - presumption of damage - identification of Claimant – no real and substantial tort/abuse of process

[2005] EWCA Civ 75; [2005] QB 946; [2005] 2 WLR 1614; [2005] EMLR 353; The Times 14 Feb 2005; The Independent 10 Feb 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Sedley and Parker LJJ

Hewitt & Others v Grunwald & Others

Defamation - Libel - Allegation of being a 'terrorist organisation' - Internet publication - Justification - Qualified privilege

[2004] EWHC 2959 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Collins Stewart Ltd & Another v The Financial Times Ltd

Libel - Damages - Special damages - Strike out - Company - Measure of damages by reference to share price - Mode of trial - General damages

[2004] EWHC 2337 (QB); [2005] EMLR 64 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

King v Lewis & Others (CA)

Libel - Internet - Publication - Jurisdiction - Whether England was the correct forum - CPR - Leave to Serve Claim Form out of jurisdiction

[2004] EWCA Civ 1329; [2005] EMLR 45; The Independent, 11 November 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Mummery & Laws LJJ

King v Lewis

Defamation - Libel - Civil procedure - Service out of the jurisdiction - Appropriate forum

[2004] EWHC 168 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Jameel & Another v Wall Street Journal Europe (CA)

Libel - meaning - preliminary ruling as to capable meanings - qualified privilege - admissibility of evidence bearing on truth of allegation complained of

[2003] EWCA Civ 1694; [2004] EMLR 6 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Mummery and Mance LJJ

Jameel & Another v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning of words complained of - Whether article capable of being defamatory of corporate claimant - Justification - Summary judgment

[2003] EWHC 2609 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Sharma v Jay & Others

Defamation- Harassment- Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Malice- Slander- Application to strike out claim for harassment and plea of malice- CPR Part 3.4 and Part 24.2

15/04/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Bennett & Another v BBC & Another

Defamation - libel - particulars of justification - whether the defendant could justify the common sting of the whole article when the Claimant only complained about parts of it

[2003] EWHC 553 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Clarke v Davey

Defamation - Slander - Strike out - CPR Part 24 - Abuse of process - Summary judgment - s.8 Defamation Act 1996 - Absolute privilege - Qualified privilege - Malice

[2002] EWHC 2342 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray 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

McManus v Beckham

Defamation - Slander - liability for republication - foreseeability - special damage

[2002] EWCA Civ 939; [2002] EMLR 880; [2002] 1 WLR 2982 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Clark, Laws LLJ

Gillick v Brook Advisory Centres & Another (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Summary Disposal - s.8 Defamation Act 1996 - Determination of Meaning - Whether words complained of were defamatory

12/03/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Burstein v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Evidence in mitigation of damages - rule in Scott v Sampson - Summary disposal under s.8 Defamation Act 1996

[2000] EWCA Civ 338; [2001] 1 WLR 579; [2001] EMLR 364 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, May LJJ & Sir Christopher Slade

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

Godfrey v Demon Internet Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Evidence in mitigation of damages

[1999] EWHC QB 240; [1999] 4 All ER 342 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

Aitken v Preston and Others

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Trial by Judge alone - Prolonged Examination of Documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[1997] EMLR 415 - Court of Appeal

Judge Bingham LCJ, Hirst & Millett LJJ