Professional Negligence - Duty and Standard of Care -Defamation - Libel - Assessment of Damages - Ability of original defendant to pay damages.
Defamation - Libel - application to amend Defence to plead justification after judgment entered
Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reconsideration of original decision on qualified privilege following the Court of Appeal's decision ( QB 783)
Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Data Protection Act 1998 - Sensitive Personal Data - section 32 exemption - Public interest
 EWCA Civ 1373;  QB 658;  2 WLR 80;  EMLR 39 - Court of Appeal
Judge Phillips MR, Chadwick & Keene LJJ
Defamation - Libel - ruling on meaning - striking out - CPR Part 3.4(2) - exemplary damages
Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Prolonged Examination of documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981
Defamation - Slander - liability for republication - foreseeability - special damage
 EWCA Civ 939;  EMLR 880;  1 WLR 2982 - Court of Appeal
Judge Waller, Clark, Laws LLJ
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.
 UKHL 29;  1 WLR 2033;  EMLR 36;  4 All ER 193 - House of Lords
Judge Lords Slynn, Browne-Wilkinson, Woolf CJ, Nolan and Hobhouse
Defamation - Libel - Justification - Amendment - Principles governing late application to amend to add extensive particulars of justification - Overriding Objective.
Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Personal Sensitive Data - Data Protection Act 1998 - section 32 exemption - Public interest - damages - section 13 of the DPA.
Public Law - Administrative law - judicial review - foot and mouth disease inqury - in public or in private - access to information - Article 10 ECHR
 EWHC 371 (Admin);  QB 794;  3 WLR 704 - Divisional Court
Judge Simon Brown LJ, Scott Baker J
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
 EWCA Civ 43;  QB 281;  2 All ER 219;  3 WLR 1036 - Court of Appeal
Judge Simon Brown, Waller & Sedley LJJ