Cases

Active filters: Barrister: Jonathan Barnes [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]

Alexander Economou v David de Freitas

Libel - newspapers, radio, television - identification - responsibility for publication - meaning - serious harm - publication on matter of public interest - Defamation Act 2013 sections 1 and 4

[2016] EWHC 1853 (QB); [2017] EMLR 4 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Warby

Alvaro Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing SA

Libel – Portuguese Newspaper and Website – Preliminary Issues – Defamatory Meaning – Serious Harm, Defamation Act 2013 s1 – Abuse of Process

[2016] EWHC 66 (QB); [2016] EMLR 12 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Mir Shakil-Ur-Rahman v ARY Network Limited & Fayaz Ghafoor

Defamation – Trial of preliminary issues – Meaning – Fact or opinion - Chase levels - TV broadcasts – Foreign language (Urdu)

[2015] EWHC 2917 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Haddon-Cave J

Rufus v Elliott (preliminary issue)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Trial - Preliminary Issue

[2015] EWHC 807 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

Rufus v Elliott (CA)

Defamation – Libel – Meaning – Capability

[2015] EWCA Civ 121; [2015] EMLR 17 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge McCombe and Sharp LJJ, Mitting J

Fox v Boulter (disclosure)

Libel - specific disclosure - non-party disclosure - CPR 31.12 - CPR 31.17

[2013] EWHC 4012 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Rufus v Elliott

Defamation - Libel – Meaning – Innuendo - Capability

[2013] EWHC 3355 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Fox v Boulter

Defamation - Libel – Meaning – Innuendo - Trial of meaning as preliminary issue

[2013] EWHC 1435 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Bean J

Al Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2013] EWHC 293 (QB) - QBD

Judge Eady J

Mengi v Hermitage (No 2)

Libel - internet blog - justification - reply to attack qualified privilege

[2012] EWHC 3445 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Bean

Mengi v Hermitage (security for costs appeal)

Defamation - Libel - Security for costs - Costs Budgeting – Conditional Fee Agreement

[2012] EWHC 2045 (QB); [2012] 5 Costs LO 641 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Cooper v Turrell

Libel - breach of confidence - misuse of private information - assessment of damages - injunctions

[2011] EWHC 3269 (QB) - High Court, QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Al-Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2011] EWHC 2037 (QB) - QBD

Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC

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

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (CA)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWCA Civ 583; [2007] FSR 29; (2007) HRLR 33; (2007) BusLR 1456; (2007) 97 BMLR 1; (2007) 30(8) IPD 30052; The Times, 27 June 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Longmore & Jacob LJJ

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (ChD)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWHC 972 (Ch); [2007] FSR 28; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30043 - Chancery Division

Judge Pumfrey J

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

Al Amoudi v Brisard & Another

Defamation - Libel - Publication on the Internet - Whether Claimant is entitled to presumption of law that substantial publication has taken place

[2006] EWHC 1062 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 113; [2006] 3 All ER 294 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Bunt v Tilley & Others

Libel - Internet Service Providers - Liability at common law - Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 - s.1 Defamation Act 1996 - Abuse of process

[2006] EWHC 407 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 1243; [2006] 3 All ER 336; [2006] EMLR 523 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

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

Jameel & Another v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning of words complained of - Chase 'level 2' and 'level 3 meanings' - Pleadings - Whether article capable of being defamatory of corporate claimant

[2004] EWCA Civ 983; [2004] EMLR 665 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sedley, Longmore, Kay LJJ

Foster & Another v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation - Libel - meaning - justification - amendment - mode of trial - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981 - adjournment of trial

[2002] EWHC 1885 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

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