Cases

Active filters: Barrister: Christina Michalos QC [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]

Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education

Defamation -  Spokesperson's quote in newspaper article - Meaning - Principles governing quoted source liability - Serious Harm - Effect of Prior Court Judgment on reputational harm - Qualified Privilege - Press Releases

[2019] EWHC 1413 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Anthony Metzer QC sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court

Nugent v Willers

Defamation - Limitation - Discretionary exclusion  of  time  limit  for  actions  for  defamation  or malicious falsehood -  s.30A of the Limitation Act 1984 (Isle of Man)  - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 (England & Wales)

[2019] UKPC 1 - Privy Council

Judge Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Briggs, Lord Kitchin

Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Express Newspapers (No 2)

Defamation - Defamation Act 2013, s. 1 - Serious Harm - Whether Serious Harm Requirement Can Be Met By Taking Indivual Less Serious Imputations Together Cummulatively

[2018] EWHC 1961 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Express Newspapers

Defamation - Meaning - Preliminary Issue -  Serious Harm - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - Data Protection Act 1998 - Equality Act 2010 - Harassment - Striking Out - Amendment

[2018] EWHC 1234(QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Ahmed v (1) Express Newspapers (2) Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - serious harm - Jameel grounds - Strike Out CPR 3.4(2) - Summary Judgment CPR 24

[2017] EWHC 1845 (QB) - High Court, Queens Bench Division

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

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor

Defamation – offer of amends – s3(5) defamation act 1996 – Burstein mitigation – s12 Defamation Act 1952 – special damages - removal of republication

[2017] EWHC 543 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

Niall Horan v Express Newspapers

libel - meaning - capability - CPR Part 53 PD 4.1(1)

[2015] EWHC 3550 - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Dingemans

Thompson v James

Defamation - Libel- Appeal - Meaning - Whether Blog post bore meaning found by Judge - Whether Rules on Meaning needed to be amended for political speech- Article 10

[2014] EWCA Civ 600 - Court of Appeal

Judge Longmore, Black, Underhill LLJ

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

Thompson v James and Carmarthenshire County Council

Libel – justification – honest comment – qualified privilege – malice - public authorities – Article 8 HRA – Derbyshire v Times Newspapers – Part 20 claim - damages

[2013] EWHC 515 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Sleeman v Panchaud

Defamation -- Injunctions - Without Notice Injunctions - Bonnard v Perryman - Practice & Procedure - s.110 Patents Act 1997 - Unauthorised Claim of Patent Rights

- Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Clift v Slough Borough Council (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege -  Local Authority duties - Public Authorities - Anti-social behaviour - Violent Persons Register - Article 8 - Necessity and proportionality of publication - Human Rights Act 1998

[2010] EWCA Civ 1171 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Thomas, Richards LLJ

Sanders v Percy & Ministry of Justice (No 2)

Defamation - Slander - Delay - Strike out - Unless order - Relief from sanction - CPR r.3.9

Unreported, 12 May 2010 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master Leslie

Sanders v Percy & Ministry of Justice

Slander - Strike out - Slander actionable per se - Harrassment - Abuse of process - Jameel abuse

[2009] EWHC 1870 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

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

Clift v Slough Borough Council & Kelleher

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Malice - Local Authority duties - Anti-social behaviour - Violent Persons Register - Necessity and proportionality of publication - Human Rights Act 1998

[2009] EWHC 1550 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Hamilton v Milroy-Sloan

Defamation- Libel - Injunctive Relief- Asset freezing order

30/08/2001 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Aikens J