Judgment in Blake and others v Fox

Following a trial of preliminary issues and subsequent appeal, on 29 January 2024 Mrs Justice Collins Rice handed down judgment in the substantive libel trial of Blake and others v Fox ([2024] EWHC 146 (KB)).

The claim arose following a controversial tweet published by Mr Fox, which had led to Mr Blake, Mr Seymour and Ms Thorpe to publish tweets calling Mr Fox a ‘racist’, and Mr Fox, in return, to reply to each and call them a ‘paedophile’.

Mr Blake and Mr Seymour’s libel claims against Mr Fox succeeded. Mr Fox’s counterclaims were dismissed as Collins Rice J was not satisfied that the tweets complained of had caused his reputation serious harm.

Read the case report here.

Alexandra Marzec and Greg Callus appeared for Laurence Fox, led by Patrick Green KC and instructed by Gateley Legal.