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HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers (No.3) (CA)

Breach of confidence - Public interest - Privacy - Article 8, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR - Contractual duty of confidence - Copyright - Fair dealing - Summary judgment - Relevant issue of fact necessitating trial

[2006] EWCA Civ 1776; [2008] Ch 57; [2007] 3 WLR 222; [2007] 2 All ER 139; [2008] EMLR 121; The Times, 28 Dec 2006 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers CJ, Sir Anthony Clarke MR and May LJ

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Disclosure - Inspection - Documents obtained by GMC in course of inquiry - s.35A Medical Act 1983 - Restriction on collateral use

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Fisher v Brooker & Onward Music Ltd

Copyright - Musical work - Joint authorship - Composition of song - Significance of contribution - Fair trial - Assignment - Estoppel - Laches

[2006] EWHC 3239 (Ch); [2007] EMLR 256; [2007] FSR 12 - Chancery Division

Judge Blackburne J

Tierney v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2) (Costs)

Defamation - Libel - Appeal - Costs capping orders - Conditional Fee Agreements - Level of costs cap - Expenditure within a costs cap - Recoverability of a QC's fees

[2006] EWHC 3275 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J with Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Andrews v Television New Zealand

Invasion of Privacy - New Zealand law - Television broadcast of a car accident - Whether reasonable expectation of privacy - Whether publicity highly offensive to an objective reasonable person - Failure to inform plaintiffs about broadcast

CIV 2004-404-3536 - High Court of New Zealand

Judge Allan J

Turkot & Global GOLD Holding v Oxus Gold & Trew

Libel - Trial of preliminary issues - Whether suitable for trial by judge alone - s.69(4) Supreme Court Act - Whether appropriate to order in the claim

[2006] EWHC 3361 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Karman v Russia

Defamation - Libel - Article 10 ECHR - Politicians - Value judgments - Whether interference with Article 10 necessary in a democratic society

Application No. 29372/02; (2009) 48 EHRR 21 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Lorenzen (President), Botoucharova, Jungwiert, Maruste, Kovler, Borrego Borrego & Jaeger JJ

McKennitt v Ash (CA)

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Article 8 - Article 10 - Shared confidence - Public domain - Public interest - False private information.

[2006] EWCA Civ 1714; [2008] QB 73; [2007] 3 WLR 194; [2007] EMLR 113; The Times, 20 December 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Latham & Longmore LLJ

Verlagsgruppe News GmbH v Austria

Defamation - Neutral Reportage - Adoption - Comment - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression

[2007] EMLR 491 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis P, Vajic, Kovler, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens & Herndl JJ

Verlagsgruppe News GmbH v Austria (No.2)

Privacy- Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Publication of photographs - Criminal proceedings - Copyright -Injunctions

[2007] EMLR 413 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge C. Rozakis P, L. Loucaides, N. Vajiæ, A. Kovler, K. Hajiyev, S.E. Jebens & K. Herndl

R (Laporte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire

Demonstrations - Apprehended breach of the peace - Police - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Freedom of assembly- Article 11

[2006] UKHL 55; [2007] 2 WLR 46; [2007] 2 All ER 529; (2007) HRLR 13 : (2007) UKHRR 400; The Times, 14 December 2006 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Rodger, Carswell, Brown & Mance

sterreichischer Rundfunk v Austria

Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Public interest - Photographs - Television -Broadcast of photograph of convicted person upon release from prison - Political extremists - Meaning of 'non-governmental organisation'

Application No. 35841/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Loucaides, Tulkens, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens (Judges) and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

SD Marine Ltd v Powell

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Offer and acceptance - Whether offer of amends validly made and accepted - s.2 Defamation Act 1996

[2006] EWHC 3095 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

O2 Holdings Ltd & Anor v Hutchison 3G Ltd (CA)

Trade marks - Infringement - Comparative advertising - Arts 5(1), 5(2), Trade Marks Directive - Comparative Advertising Directive - Defence - Purely descriptive use of mark - Whether requirement that use of mark indispensible to make comparative advertisement effective

[2006] EWCA Civ 1656; [2007] RPC 16 - Court of Appeal

Judge Mummery and Jacob LJJ, Sir Christopher Staughton

CC v AB

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Article 8 - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Harassment

[2006] EWHC 3083 (QB); [2007] EMLR 312; [2007] 2 FLR 301; The Times 5 Dec 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

R (Animal Defenders International) v Culture Secretary (DC)

Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Political advertising - ss.319-321, Communications Act 2003 - Declaration of incompatibility - Margin of appreciation

[2006] EWHC 3069 (Admin); [2007] EMLR 158; (2007) HRLR 9 - Administrative Court

Judge Auld LJ and Ouseley J

Radu v Houston & Another (CA)

Security for costs - Stay - Failure to comply with unless orders - Summary judgment

[2006] EWCA Civ 1575; The Times, 1 January 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Keene, Carnwath LLJ

Barrett v Rosenthal

Libel – Liability of Website Providers - Immunity under US law

20/11/2006 - Supreme Court of California

Judge George C.J. and Corrigan, Kennard, Baxter, Werdegar, Chin, Moreno J.J.

Barton v Home Office

Data protection - Data Protection Act 1998 - Transitional provisions - Fourth Data Protection Principle (accuracy) - Privacy - Article 8 - Summary judgment - Striking out

10/11/2006 - Liverpool County Court

Judge DJ Baker

X & Y v Persons Unknown

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Application to Discharge - "John Doe" Orders - Notification of media

[2006] EWHC 2783 (QB); [2007] EMLR 290 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Norfolk County Council v Webster & Others

Reporting restrictions - care proceedings - s. 97(2) Children Act 1989 - Rule 16(7) Family Proceedings Rules 1991 - open justice - Arts 6, 8, 10 - s. 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960

[2006] EWHC 2733 (Fam); [2007] EMLR 199; (2007) HRLR 3 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

R v B

Reporting restrictions - Postponement of reporting - s.4(2), Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Risk of substantial prejudice - Right to fair trial - Art 6, ECHR - Right to freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR

[2006] EWCA Crim 2692; [2007] EMLR 145; [2007] HRLR 1; [2007] UKHRR 577; The Times, 6 November 2006 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Judge Judge LJ, Penry Davey J, Mackay J

Livingstone v Adjudication Panel for England

Administrative law - Human rights - Article 10 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Offensive abuse - Codes of conduct

[2006] EWHC 2533 (Admin); (2006) HRLR 45; (2006) BLGR 799 - Administrative Court

Judge Collins J

Jameel & Another v Wall Street Journal Europe (No.2) (HL)

Defamation - Libel – Reynolds qualified privilege - Presumption of damage - Corporate claimants

[2006] UKHL 44; [2007] 1 AC 359; [2006] 3 WLR 642; [2006] 4 All ER 1279; [2007] EMLR 14; (2007) Bus LR 291; (2006) HRLR 41; The Times, 12 October 2006; The Independent, 17 October 2006 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham of Cornhill, Hoffman, Hope of Craighead, Scott of Foscote, Baroness Hale of Richmond

West Bromwich Albion FC v El-Safty

Sport - football - medical negligence - club's insurance scheme - doctor's advice to player - duty of care to club - proximity - economic loss

[2006] EWCA Civ 1299; (2007) PIQR P7; (2007) LS Law Medical 50; (2006) 92 BMLR 179 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Mummery & Rix LJJ & Peter Smith J

Zakharov v Russia

Human Rights - Defamation - Article 10 ECHR - Criticism of public officials - Private correspondence - Statements of fact - Value judgments

Application No. 14881/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Vajic, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens (Judges), Nielsen (Section Registrar)

L’Oreal S.A. v Bellure N.V. and others

Trade Mark Infringement - s.10(3) Trade Marks Act 1994 - No likelihood of confusion - 'Link' - Whether unfair advantage or detriment to the repute of the mark - Whether 'free-riding' enough - Similarity between mark and sign not similarity between products.

[2006] EWHC 2355 (Ch); [2007] RPC 14; (2006) 29(10) IPD 29074 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v O’Neill

Defamation – Injunctive relief – Plea of justification – Restraint on publication

[2006] HCA 46 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Heydon and Crennan JJ

Wainwright v United Kingdom

Human Rights - Prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment - Article 3 - Respect for private and family life - Article 8 - Effective domestic remedy - Article 13 - Prison visit - Strip search

Application No. 12350/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Casadevall (President), Bratza, Pellonpaa, Maruste, Traja, Mijovic, Sikuta (Judges) and Early (Section Registrar)

White v Sweden

Human rights - Right to protection of reputation - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Gross defamation - Allegation of murder - Allegation not proven but held 'justifiable' to print on 'reasonable basis'

[2007] EMLR 1 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Costa (President), Baka, Turmen, Ugrekhelidze, Fura-Sandstrom, Jociene, Popovic (Judges) and Dolle (Section registrar)

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

Libel - Security for costs - Claimants resident in the Sudan - Enforcement of costs - CPR Part 25.12 - CFAs - After the event insurance (ATE) - Discretion - Appeals - Stifling - Fresh evidence - Comity

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sedley, Keene & Longmore LJJ

Fallon v Horseracing Regulatory Authority

Sports law - Supervisory jurisdiction of High Court over domestic tribunals - Evidence - Proportionality

[2006] EWHC 2030 (QB); [2007] ISLR, SLR-1; (2006) SLJR 10 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Davis J

McKenna v MGN Ltd

Libel - Meaning - Justification - Substantial truth - Allegation of fraudulently boasting of bogus PhD obtained merely for money - Damages - Assessment of damages

[2006] EWHC 1996 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Sunderland Housing Company & another v Baines & others

Defamation- Libel - Harassment - Data protection - Injunctive relief - Responsibility for website - Whether injunctive relief should be granted - John Doe order

[2006] EWHC 2359 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

DPP v Collins (HL)

Criminal law – Telecommunications – Grossly offensive message – s.127(1) Communications Act 2003

[2006] UKHL 40; [2006] 1 WLR 2223; [2006] 4 All ER 602; (2007) 1 CrAppR 5; (2007) CrimLR 98; The Times 21 July 2006 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Hughes v Carratu International plc

Data Protection Act 1998 - Confidence/Privacy - CPR 31.16 - Norwich Pharmacal - Personal financial information - Legal professional privilege

[2006] EWHC 1791 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Reynolds privilege - Responsible journalism - Fair and accurate reports - Reportage - Whether book protected by qualified privilege

[2006] EWHC 1756 (QB); [2007] 1 All ER 622 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Stone v South East Coast Strategic Health Authority & Others

Privacy - Confidence - Medical Information - ECHR, Articles 8 and 10 - Judicial review of decision to publish full report into care, supervision and treatment of individual

[2006] EWHC 1668 (Admin); [2007] UKHRR 137 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Davis J

Veliu v Mazrekaj

Defamation - Offer of Amends - Amount of compensation payable - limited publication

[2006] EWHC 1710 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 495 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Clayton v Clayton

Reporting Restrictions - Family Division - Section 97 Children Act 1989 - Section 1 Children Act 1989 - Prohibited Steps Order

[2006] EWCA Civ 878; [2006] Fam 83; [2006] 3 WLR 599; [2007] 1 All ER 1197; [2007] EMLR 65; (2007) 1 FLR 11; (2006) HRLR 34; (2007) UKHRR 264; The Times, 4 July 2006; The Independent, 29 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge The President, Arden & Wall LJJ

Malik v Central Criminal Court & Another

Judicial review - Criminal justice - bail applications - open justice - Articles 5 & 6 ECHR - Criminal Procedure Rules - Jurisdiction of High Court to review bail ruling of Crown Court

[2006] EWHC 1539 (Admin); [2006] 4 All ER 1141 - Administrative Court

Judge Sedley LJ & Gray J

John v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Article 8, ECHR - Breach of confidence - Injunction - Photographs - Photograph of Claimant in public street

[2006] EWHC 1611 (QB); [2006] EMLR 772 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Tufano v Vincenti

Defamation - Libel - Absolute Privilege- Immunity from Suit- Expert Report prepared for Court proceedings - Abuse of Process - Whether the hearing should take place in private- Whether an Order should be made to restrict the use of disclosed documents

[2006] EWHC 1496 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Re Brampton Manor Trade Mark

Trade Marks - Opposition - School Badges - Trade Marks Act 1994 s.3(1)(b) (devoid of distinctive character) - s.3(1)(c) (descriptive marks) - s.3(6) (bad faith)- Costs

Application No. 2315470; Opposition No. 92512 - Trade Marks Registry

Judge George Salthouse for the Registrar

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2) (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Mode of Trial - s.69(1) Supreme Court Act 1981 - prolonged investigation of documents - s.69(3) - discretion - s.69(4) - trials of separate issues

[2006] EWCA Civ 519; [2006] 1 WLR 2462; TheTimes, 7July 2006; The Independent, 16 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, May & Dyson LJJ

Adidas-Salomon AG v Draper & others

Sport - Tennis - Competition Law - Arts 81, 82 Treaty of Rome - Players' Dress Regulations - Manufacturer's Logo - Injunction Application - Defendants' Summary Judgment Application

[2006] EWHC 1318 (Ch); [2006] ISLR, SLR-76 - Chancery Divison

Judge The Chancellor

Cox v MGN Ltd (Costs)

Costs - Privacy - Data protection - Appeal - Proportionality - Conditional fee agreement - Success fee - Appropriate hourly fee - Entitlement to claim for increases in hourly rates

[2006] EWHC 1235 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J sitting with Costs Judge Wright and Mr Martin Cockx

Loughton Contracts Plc v Dun & Bradstreet Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Summary judgment - Further information - Whether Claimant had accepted offer of amends - Whether Claimant entitled to further information as to the identity of publishees

[2006] EWHC 1224 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Mahfouz and another v Brisard & another

Defamation - Libel - ss8-10 Defamation Act 1996 - Whether Claimants entitled to summary disposal - Whether Claimants entitled to all remedies sought under summary disposal procedure - Declaration of falsity rejected

[2006] EWHC 1191 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Baker v Maynard

Libel - Internet publication - Qualified privilege - Common interest - Whether Defendant in existing relationship with members of closed website or an officious bystander - Whether Defendant could rely on fair comment defence solely in mitigation of damages

[2006] EWHC 1342 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Grant v Google UK Ltd

Copyright - Infringement - Identity of infringer unknown to claimant - Identity known to third party - Order to disclose identity - Norwich Pharmacal Co and others v Customs & Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133

[2005] EWHC 3444 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Rimer J

Al Amoudi v Brisard & Another

Defamation - Libel - Publication on the Internet - Whether Claimant is entitled to presumption of law that substantial publication has taken place

[2006] EWHC 1062 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 113; [2006] 3 All ER 294 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Assessment of compensation under s.3(5) Defamation Act 1996 - Burstein plea - 'Directly relevant background context' - Mitigation of damages

[2006] EWCA Civ 540; [2006] 1 WLR 3469; [2006] 4 All ER 613; [2006] EMLR 703; The Independent, 23 May 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Keene & Moses LJJ

Barrett v Universal-Island Records & Others

Contract - Parties - Agency - Copyright - Authorship - Performers' rights - ss.182A, 182B, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Regulation 27, Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 - Unjust enrichment - Settlement agreement - Enforcement of settlement agreement - Abuse of process - Estoppel, acquiescence and laches - Cause of action estoppel - Trust of a promise

[2006] EWHC 1009 (Ch); [2006] EMLR 567 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Roberts & Another v Gable & others (QBD)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reynolds privilege - Dispute between members of political party - Allegations of commission of criminal offences - Reportage

[2006] EWHC 1025 (QB); [2006] EMLR 692 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Re Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic Community Football Club Ltd

Civil procedure - Contempt of court - Reporting restrictions - Private hearing - Private judgment - Party disclosing information to journalist - CPR Part 39.2(3) - s.12, Administration of Justice Act 1960

[2006] EWHC 2113 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge David Richards J

Apple Corps Ltd v Apple Computer Inc

Trade marks - Music - IT - Breach of worldwide trade mark sharing agreement - Similar/identical marks - Fields of trade mark use

[2006] EWHC 996 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Mann J

Mullins v Macfarlane & The Jockey Club

Judicial review - horseracing - prohibited substance - morphine - disqualification from race - whether de facto threshold established requiring proof of concentration - domestic bodies answering no - claim for judicial review - scope of supervisory jurisdiction of High Court - legislative and administrative acts - retrospectivity

[2006] EWHC 986 (QB); [2006] ISLR, SLR-65; (2006) SLJR 4 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stanley Burnton J

Dammann v Switzerland

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Confidential information - Data about criminal convictions - Procured by journalist - Disclosed to police officer - Not published - Official secrets legislation - Source and journalist convicted - Whether convictions necessary and proportionate - Breach of Article 10

Application no. 77551/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Sir Nicholas Bratza (President), Casadevall, Wildhaber, Pellonpaa, Maruste, Borrego Borrego, Sikuta (Judges) O'Boyle (Section Registrar)

Campbell v Safra

Defamation - Responsibility for publication - Inducing breach of contract - Elements of cause of action - Summary judgment

[2006] EWHC 819 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Brasilier v France

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Defamation - Election candidates in dispute - Allegations of ballot rigging, fraud and theft - One French franc in damages awarded - Importance of open political debate - Basis in truth - Sanction disproportionate

Application No. 71343/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Cabral Barreto (President), Costa, Jungwiert, Butkevych, Mularoni, Jociene (Judges) Popovic (Section Registrar)

Sportswear SpA & Four Marketing Ltd v Stonestyle Ltd (CA)

Trade marks - Infringement - Defence - Trade Marks Act 1994, s.12 - Goods distributed within EEA with consent of owner - Competition law - EC Treaty, Art 81 - Anti-competitive agreements - Striking out

[2006] EWCA Civ 380; [2007] FSR 2 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Longmore and Lloyd LJJ

Fallon v MGN Ltd (No.2)

Libel - Meaning - Justification of Chase Level 2 and 3 Meanings - Seriousness of allegations - Adequacy of particulars

[2006] EWHC 783 (QB); [2006] EMLR 548 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Baigent & Another v The Random House Group Ltd

Copyright - Literary Works - Non-Textual Copying - Infringement

[2006] EWHC 719 (Ch); [2006] FSR 44; [2006] EMLR 409; (2006) 29(5) IPD 29039 - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Peter Smith J

Mahmood v Galloway & McKay

Freedom of expression - Privacy - Articles 2, 8, and 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Interim injunction - Photographs - Internet

[2006] EWHC 1286 (QB); [2006] EMLR 763 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

Angel v Stainton & Another

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - Compensation

[2006] EWHC 637 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Copyright - Public Interest - Fair Dealing - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Injunction - Delivery Up - Damages

[2006] EWHC 522 (Ch); [2008] EMLR 66 - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Blackburne J

Stretford v The Football Association Ltd & Another

Sport - players' agent - incorporation of arbitration clause into contract between players' agent and Football Association - waiver of right under Art 6 ECHR to court hearing - stay of court proceedings

[2006] EWHC 479 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt C

Bunt v Tilley & Others

Libel - Internet Service Providers - Liability at common law - Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 - s.1 Defamation Act 1996 - Abuse of process

[2006] EWHC 407 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 1243; [2006] 3 All ER 336; [2006] EMLR 523 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Henry v BBC (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Justification - Substantial Justification - s.5 Defamation Act 1952

[2006] EWHC 386 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Radu v Houston & Another

Security for costs - non-Brussels Convention national - Romania - adjournment - equality of arms - effect of judgment having been entered against a claimant by the time of the appeal

[2006] EWHC 231 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Johnson v Medical Defence Union Ltd (No 2)

s.13 Data protection Act 1998 - compensation - processing of personal data - fairness and compliance with data protection principles

[2006] EWHC 321 (Ch); (2006) 89 BMLR 43; The Times 4 April 2006 - Chancery Division

Judge Rimer J

Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Fair Comment - Meaning - Requirements as to facts relied upon as supporting comment - Knowledge of relevant facts at the time of publication

[2006] EWHC 320 (QB); [2007] 2 WLR 595; [2006] 3 All ER 357; [2006] EMLR 476; The Times, 29 March 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Harrods Ltd v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Breach of confidence - Public interest defence - Documents supporting allegation of mistreatment of staff - Disclosure - Relevance of truth or falsity of allegation - Relevance of defendant's knowledge at time of breach of confidence

[2006] EWCA Civ 294 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Chadwick, Moore-Bick LJJ & Lawrence Collins J

Mersey Care NHS Trust v Ackroyd (No.2)

Disclosure of journalist's sources - Public interest - Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction - s.10 Contempt of Court Act 1991 - Article 10 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 8

[2006] EWHC 107 (QB); [2006] EMLR 260 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Tierney v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Cost-capping orders - Conditional Fee Agreements - After-the-event insurance policies - CPR Rule 3.1 - CPR Part 26 Practice Direction

[2006] EWHC 50 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge McCombe J

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (CA)

Libel – Qualified privilege – Reynolds privilege – Reportage – Adoption – Public interest – Fair comment on privileged report – Damages

[2006] EWCA Civ 17; [2006] EMLR 221; [2006] HRLR 13; The Times 6 February 2006; The Independent 26 January 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR; Chadwick & Laws LJJ

Howlett v Holding (No. 4)

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Injunction - Interim injunction - Permanent injunction - Private life - Freedom of expression - Articles 8 & 10 ECHR - Defamatory allegations on banners and leaflets - Covert surveillance

[2006] EWHC 41 (QB); The Times, 8 February 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Harrods Ltd v Times Newspapers Ltd (ChD)

Breach of Confidence - Public interest - Specific disclosure - Matters arising after the disclosure of confidential information

[2006] EMLR 320 - Chancery Division

Judge Warren J

Hussein v William Hill

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Abuse of process - Issue estoppel - Attempt to reopen matters decided by court of competent jurisdiction

[2006] EWHC 25 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Albert-Engelmann-Gesellschaft mbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Defamation - Statement of fact/value judgment - Factual basis - Letter - Author unidentifiable - Publisher not distancing itself from statements

Application No. 46389/99 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Lorenzen, Vajic, Botoucharova, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev (Judges), and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

HRH The Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Confidential Information - Reporting restrictions - Restrictions on use of a disclosed document - Documents read or referred to in open court - CPR 31.22

[2006] EWHC 11 (Ch) - High Court, Chancery Division

Judge Kitchin J

R v Central Criminal Crown Court, ex parte Times Newspapers & Ors

Reporting the courts - Proceedings in camera - Open justice - ECHR, Articles 6 and 10

[2006] EWCA Crim 4; [2006] 1 WLR 1361; [2006] 2 All ER 1; [2006] 2 Cr App R 2; [2006] HRLR 10; [2006] Crim LR 757; Times, January 19, 2006 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Divison)

Judge Sir Igor Judge (President), Openshaw J, and Sir Paul Kennedy