Cases

Active filters: Barrister: Adam Wolanski QC [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]

HRH Prince Al-Waleed v Forbes

Libel – trial of preliminary issues – meaning – serious harm (common law threshold)

[2014] EWHC 3823 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Briggs v Jordan

Libel – meaning – natural and ordinary meaning – innuendo meaning – breach of confidence – misuse of private information – strike out – Jameel abuse

[2013] EWHC 3205 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (Costs) (CA)

Summary costs – defamation – costs budgeting – Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme – Practice Direction PD51D – ‘good reason’

[2013] EWCA Civ 19 - Court of Appeal

Judge Moore-Bick LJ, Aikens LJ, Black LJ, Costs Assessor Campbell

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (costs)

Summary costs – defamation – costs budgeting – Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme – Practice Direction PD51D – ‘good reason’

PTH 1106483 - High Court (Senior Costs Office)

Judge Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Bowker v RSPB

Defamation – Libel - Defamatory meaning - Mode of trial – Summary judgment - Qualified privilege – Malice – Scientific issues

[2011] EWHC 737 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

Libel – Non-party disclosure – CPR 31.17 - Public interest as a ground for resisting disclosure

[2011] EWHC 296 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Libel – Non-party disclosure – CPR 31.17

Unreported, 13 January 2011 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Daniels v BBC

Defamation - Meaning - Summary judgment - Malice - Civil restraint order

[2010] EWHC 3057 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Ernst & Young v Coomber

Defamation - Summary disposal - Damages - Civil Restraint Order

[2010] EWHC 2837 (QB) & 2838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Peacock v MGN Ltd

Defamation – Libel – Costs capping order – Conditional fee agreement – After the event insurance – New costs capping rules - Whether a costs cap should be ordered

[2009] EWHC 769 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

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

Ivereigh v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Witness anonymity - inherent jurisdiction - CPR 39.2(4) - interests of witness and her children - private and family life - open justice - balancing - intense focus - order granted

[2008] EWHC 339 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Malik v Newspost Ltd & Ors

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Reynolds privilege- Public interest - Responsible journalism - Letter to editor - Whether letter writer could rely on Reynolds privilege

[2007] EWHC 3063 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Turcu v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - abuse of process - lack of evidence from Claimant - CFA agreements - inference of desire for vindication - summary judgment - mode of trial

21/03/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Merelie v Newcastle Primary Health Care Trust & Others

Defamation - Summary Judgment - Strike Out - Pleading Requirements in Slander cases - Republication - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Malicious Falsehood - Human Rights Act 1998 - CPR Part 24 - CPR Part 3.4(2)

[2004] EWHC 2554 (QB); The Times, 1 December 2004 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Campbell v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - quantum - justification - whether judge had misdirected jury - effect of attempt by claimant to pervert the course of justice - appeal allowed and damages reduced from £350,000 to £30,000

[2002] EWCA Civ 1143; [2002] EMLR 43 - Court of Appeal

Judge Schiemann, Mantell & Mance LJJ

Safeway v Tate

Defamation - Libel - CPR Part 24 - Summary Judgment - Right to Jury Trial - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2000] EWCA Civ 335; [2001] QB 1120; [2001] 2 WLR 1377 - Court of Appeal

Judge Otton LJ Mantell LJ Sir Ronald Waterhouse