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Attorney General v Punch Ltd & Another

Contempt of court – Criminal contempt – Human Rights - Intention to interfere with course of justice – Breach of injunction by person not party to action

[2002] UKHL 50; [2003] 1 AC 1046; [2003] 2 WLR 49; [2003] 1 All ER 289; [2003] EMLR 141 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Steyn, Hoffmann, Nicholls, Hope & Walker

Brinn & Jarvis v Russell Jones & Walker (a firm)

Professional Negligence - Duty and Standard of Care -Defamation - Libel - Assessment of Damages - Ability of original defendant to pay damages.

[2002] EWHC 2727 (QB); [2003] PNLR 16 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Gutnick v Dow Jones & Co Inc

Libel - Publication - Internet - Single publication rule - Appropriate forum

[2002] HCA 56; (2002) 77 ALJR 255 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gaudron, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne and Callinan JJ

Chase v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Human rights - Freedom of expression - Justification - Conduct rule - Repetition rule - Matters post-dating publication

[2002] EWCA Civ 1772; [2003] EMLR 218 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Rix & Keene LJJ

Milne v Express Newspapers (QBD)

Defamation - Offer of amends - s.4(3) Defamation Act 1996 - "knew or had reason to believe"

[2002] EWHC 2564 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 927; [2003] 1 All ER 482; [2003] EMLR 440 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bamgboye v Reed & Others

Copyright - Ownership - Musical work - Joint authorship

[2002] EWHC 2922 (QB); [2004] EMLR 61 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Hazel Williamson QC

Times Newspapers Ltd v Burstein

Defamation - Libel - Costs - Conditional Fee Agreement - Indemnity principle - Preliminary issue - Order for cross-examination

[2002] EWCA Civ 1739 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Mance & Latham LJJ

A & others v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others

Reporting Restrictions - Family - Children - Applications by Media to vary/discharge order - Costs

[2002] EWHC 2444 (Fam); [2003] 1 All ER 587; [2003] 1 FLR 689 - Family Division

Judge Sumner J

Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd and others (No. 7)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reconsideration of original decision on qualified privilege following the Court of Appeal's decision ([2002] QB 783)

[2002] EWHC 2490 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Komarek v Ramco Energy Plc

Defamation - Libel - Conflict of laws - Legal professional privilege - Double actionability - Summary judgment - Qualified privilege - Malice

21/11/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady 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

Abu v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Libel - offer of amends- principles to be applied in assessing compensation under s3(5) of the Defamation Act 1996- damages

[2002] EWHC 2345 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 2201; [2003] 2 All ER 864; [2003] EMLR 21 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Grobbelaar v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Review of jury verdict - Damages - Inherent power of House of Lords

[2002] UKHL 40; [2002] 1 WLR 3024; [2002] 4 All ER 732; [2003] EMLR 1 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Steyn, Hobhouse, Millett and Scott

Spencer v Sillitoe and International Computers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Summary judgment - Disputed facts - Role of Jury - CPR Part 24 - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2002] EWCA Civ 1579; [2003] EMLR 207 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Buxton & Carnwath LJJ

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

Campbell v Frisbee

Breach of confidence - Contract of employment - Repudiation - Public interest in disclosure - summary judgment - part 24

[2002] EWCA Civ 1374; [2003] EMLR 76 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers MR, Chadwick LJ, Keene LJ

Campbell v MGN Ltd (CA)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Data Protection Act 1998 - Sensitive Personal Data - section 32 exemption - Public interest

[2002] EWCA Civ 1373; [2003] QB 658; [2003] 2 WLR 80; [2003] EMLR 39 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Chadwick & Keene LJJ

Warheit v Olympia Tools Ltd

Patent - Infringement - Costs before Patents County Court - Whether excessive - Detailed Assessment on the basis of normal county court costs of a complex case.

[2003] FSR 6 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, Laws & Jonathan Parker 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

Jockey Club v Buffham

Confidential information - breach of confidence - final injunction against defendant - third party applying to use documents confidential to the claimant obtained from defendant - whether use of such documents by third party a contempt of court

[2002] EWHC 1866 (QB); [2003] QB 462; [2003] 2 WLR 178; [2003] EMLR 111 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Bataille v Newland & Ors

Defamation - Libel - Publication - Strike out - CPR Part 3.1 and 3.4 - No reasonable grounds for alleging publication - Summary Judgment under CRP Part 24.2 - no prospect of proving publication - Mini-trial.

[2002] EWHC 1692 (QB) - 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

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Qualified privilege - Malice - Public authorities - Damages - Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985.

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

MacIntyre v Phillips

Defamation - Libel - qualified privilege - similar fact evidence - preliminary issue - rule of practice that qualified privilege be tried first

[2002] EWCA Civ 1087; [2003] EMLR 194 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke & Dyson LJJ & Wall J

Mawdsley v Guardian Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Failure to mitigate - Summary disposal - s.8 Defamation Act 1996- damages

[2002] EWHC 1780 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

Wallis v Valentine

Defamation - Libel - Summary Judgment - Evidence of Publication - No prospect of Success - CPR Part 24 - Abuse of Process

[2002] EWCA Civ 1034; [2003] EMLR 175 - Court of Appeal

Judge Peter Gibson & Potter LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Mills v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Libel - ruling on meaning - striking out - CPR Part 3.4(2) - exemplary damages

[2002] EWHC 1384 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Gregson v Channel Four Television

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Prolonged Examination of documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller & Robert Walker 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

Dorgan v Home Office (joined with Anderton v Clwyd CC)

Civil Procedure - Service of Process - Power to Extend Time for Service of Claim Form

[2002] EWCA Civ 933; [2002] 1 WLR 3174; [2002] 3 All ER 813 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Mummery & Hale LJJ

Ashworth Hospital Authority v MGN Ltd

Breach of Confidence- identification of journalist's source- Norwich Pharmacal order- Section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981- meaning of interests of justice exception - Article 10 and 10(2) of the ECHR.

[2002] UKHL 29; [2002] 1 WLR 2033; [2002] EMLR 36; [2002] 4 All ER 193 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Slynn, Browne-Wilkinson, Woolf CJ, Nolan and Hobhouse

Bonnick v Morris

Defamation - Libel- qualified privilege to the world at large- meaning- whether single meaning rule applied applicable in determining whether Reynolds privilege available - whether article met standard of responsible journalism

[2002] UKPC 31; [2003] 1 AC 300; [2002] 3 WLR 820; [2002] EMLR 37 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffmann, Hope & Scott and Tipping J

Mark v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Repetition rule - Bane and antidote - Whether repetition rule consistent with ECHR Article 10 jurisprudence - Interface between defences of justification and Reynolds privilege

[2002] EWCA Civ 772; [2002] EMLR 839 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Mummery & Dyson LJJ

Hamilton v Al Fayed (No 2)

Costs - application for contributors to fighting fund to pay costs of successful defendant - discretion as to costs under Supreme Court Act 1981 s 51

[2003] QB 1175; [2003] 2 WLR 128 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Chadwick and Hale LJJ

McVicar v United Kingdom

Human rights - Defamation - Libel - Unavailability of legal aid - Exclusion of evidence - Burden of proof - Costs - Injunction - Effective access to a court - Article 6, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR

Application no. 46311/99; (2002) 35 EHRR 21 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Tulkens, Bratza, Lorenzen, Vajic, Kovler and Zagrebelski (Judges), and Fribergh (Section Registrar)

Lovell v Pembrokeshire County Cricket Club

Sports law - Amateur sport – Rules as a contract – Incorporation of terms - Breach of natural justice – Exhaustion of domestic procedures - Declaratory relief

[2003] ISLR, SLR-39 - Haverfordwest County Court

Judge Neuberger J

Kinch v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - meaning - justification - allegation of infamy - bad reputation

[2002] EWHC 1020 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Allason & Anor v Random House UK Ltd

Contempt of court - Disclosure of assets - Delay in complying with order - Inadequate disclosure

[2002] EWHC 1030 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Neuberger J

Attorney-General v MGN Ltd

Contempt of court - Leeds footballers - trial for assault on Asian studen - newspaper article when jury considering verdict - jury discharged - risk of prejudice - penalties - mitigation

[2002] EWHC 907 (Admin) - Divisional Court

Judge Kennedy LJ, Rafferty J

Campbell v MGN Ltd (QBD)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Personal Sensitive Data - Data Protection Act 1998 - section 32 exemption - Public interest - damages - section 13 of the DPA.

[2002] EWHC 499 (QB); [2002] EMLR 617 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

R v Shayler

Human Rights - Criminal Law - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - prosecution under the the Official Secrets Act 1989 - whether the OSA is compatible with article 10 of the ECHR

[2002] UKHL 11; [2003] 1 AC 247; [2002] 2 WLR 754; [2002] 2 All ER 477 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Hutton, Hope, Hobhouse & Scott

Ferguson v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation - Libel - football manager - summary disposal - section 8 Defamation Act 1996 - defamatory meaning - summary relief - quantum of damages

15/03/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Gaddafi v Telegraph Group Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - pre-trial review - application by defendant to strike out claim as an abuse of the process on grounds that the Libyan claimant did not have sufficient standing or reputation in England to warrant his libel action going before a jury - application by defendant to strike out plea of foreign publication on grounds that reliance on common law presumption that foreign law the same as English law incompatible with Article 10 ECHR

12/03/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Oliver Popplewell

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

A v B plc (Flitcroft v MGN Ltd)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Interim injunction - Public Interest - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 10 - guidelines to be considered on interim applications - public figures - role models - section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 337; [2003] QB 195; [2002] EMLR 371; [2002] 3 WLR 542; [2002] 2 All ER 545 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Laws and Dyson LJJ

Interbrew SA v Financial Times Ltd & Others

Disclosure - journalist's sources - section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981 - interests of justice - Norwich Pharmacal - detection of crime - order for delivery up - Article 10

[2002] EWCA Civ 274; [2002] EMLR 446; [2002] 2 Lloyd's Rep 229 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Sedley & Longmore LJJ

H v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - Injunction - HIV - Medical records - Data Protection Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 195 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Judge & Carnwarth LJJ

R v L

Reporting Restrictions - s.4 Contempt of Court 1981 - Appeal of refusal to make an order to the Court of Appeal - s.159 Criminal Justice Act 1988 - Jurisdiction

22/02/2002 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Judge Kennedy LJ, Grigson & Cooke JJ

Ludlow Music Ltd v Williams & Others (No.2)

Intellectual property - Copyright - Song lyrics - Infringement -Remedies - Damages - Additional damages - Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, s.97(2) - Injunction

[2002] EWHC 638 (Ch); [2002] FSR 868 - Chancery Division

Judge Pumfrey J

Theakston v MGN Limited

Breach of Cofidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - interim injunction - Photographs -section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWHC 137 (QB); [2002] EMLR 398 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Ouseley J

English & Another v Hastie & Another

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reynolds privilege - Jury trial - Reportage - s.15 & Schedule 1 Part 2 Defamation Act 1996

31/01/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Kiam v MGN Ltd

Defamation- Libel - Damages - Jury trial - Appeal on quantum - whether award of £105,000 was excessive - procedure to determine size of bracket - referrring jury to comparable awards

[2002] EWCA Civ 43; [2003] QB 281; [2002] 2 All ER 219; [2002] 3 WLR 1036 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Waller & Sedley LJJ

Colbeck v Ferguson & Another

Malicious falsehood - Employment Law - Separate proceedings - Documents read in open court - Disclosure - Basis of claim

24/01/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Ian Kennedy

Sony Computer Entertainment v Owen

Intellectual property - Copyright - Infringement - Injunction - Additional Statutory Damages - s.97(2) Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2002] EWHC 45 (Ch); [2002] EMLR 34 - Chancery Division

Judge Jacob J