Cases

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DSM SFG Group Holdings Limited v Kelly

Breach of Confidence - Harassment - Discharge of Undertakings to the Court - The extent, if at all, that it is permissible for a litigant to rely on confidential information, obtained by covert recording of another's premises, to support a legal claim before that litigant has established the right to use that information

[2019] EWCA Civ 2256 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Davis; Lord Justice Simon

Mionis v Democratic Press SA and others

Appeal - Defamation - Article 10 of the European Convention - Section 12, Human Rights Act 1998 - Settlement - Whether Judge below was correct to have refused application to lift a stay in the proceedings imposed by a Tomlin Order

[2017] EWCA Civ 1194 - Court of Appeal

Judge Gloster, Sharp and Lindblom LLJ

Blue v Ashley v Times Newspapers Limited

Open Justice - Disclosure - Application by a non-party for court documents - Power of the court to provide documents to a non-party - CPR 5.4C - CPR 32.12 -  CPR 32.13

[2017] EWHC 1553 (Comm) - Commercial Court

Judge Mr Justice Leggatt

Bains, Kazan-Allen & VNP v Moore, K2 Intelligence Ltd & Bigazzi

Breach of Confidence- Misuse of Private Information - Breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 - Interim Remedies - Delivery Up - Procedure - need for Particulars of Claim

[2017] EWHC 242 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat

Monarch Airlines Ltd v Yaqub

Harassment - Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997

unreported - Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Walden-Smith

Abdel-Bari v Nottingham University NHS Trust

Defamation - Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Data Protection Act 1998 - whether to disapply limitation period for claims in libel and malicious falsehood - whether to allow permission to amend to include claim under Data Protection Act 1998

[2016] EWHC 154 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master McCloud

Cheshire West and Chester Council v Pickthall

Interim Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Article 10 - whether to grant an interim injunction to prevent the defendant harassing the claimants and others by publication of allegations and abusive remarks - whether the claimants are likely to succeed at trial in defeating the defendant's defence of preventing or detecting crime

[2015] EWHC 2141 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry

Judge Mr Justice Edis

Rhodes (previously “MLA”) v OPO

Elements of the tort of Wilkinson v Downton - interim injunction - article 10 - freedom of expression - whether Wilkinson v Downton should operate to prohibit a writer from telling a true autobiographical account of his upbringing which risks causing psychological harm to his son

[2015] UKSC 32 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Toulson

Mionis v Democratic Press SA

Defamation - Libel - Foreign Parties - Settlement of Action by way of Tomlin Order - Whether contractual undertakings restricting freedom of expression had been breached - Whether contractual undertakings restricting freedom of expression should be coverted into an injunction - Whether an inquiry as to damages should be ordered - Applications for Derogations from Open Justice - Hearing in Private- Restrictions on Access to Papers

[2014] EWHC 4104 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir David Eady

Crawford v Jenkins

Witness Immunity Rule; Harassment; Protection from Harassment Act 1997; Malicious Procurement of Arrest; Complaint to the Police; Whether complaint is immune from suit; Whether the immunity that covers defamation also covers torts of false imprisonment, malicious procurement of arrest and harassment.

[2014] EWCA Civ 1035 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Beatson LJ, Sharp LJ, Sir Timothy LLoyd

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

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

Tycon Energy Corp v The Motley Fool Limited

Defamation - Libel - Internet postings - Norwich Pharmacal order - Anonymous representations by posters - Costs

Unreported, 9 December 2008 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Georgallides v Etzin

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - whether application for injunction for harassment was an attempt to circumvent rule in Bonnard v Perryman - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998- articles 8 and 10 - width of injunction

12/07/2005 - 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