Monthly Archives: September 2015

Corporate defamation claims and claims against anonymous parties

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson is interviewed by Susan Ghaiwal.  This article was first published on Lexis® PSL IP&IT on 24 September 2015.

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Brett Wilson LLP awarded damages and injunction for defamatory posting

Brett Wilson LLP has been granted an injunction prohibiting the publication of a false and defamatory posting at a successor website to the controversial Solicitors from Hell website.

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First woman convicted of revenge porn offence narrowly avoids jail

Paige Mitchell, aged 24, has become the first woman to be convicted under the new revenge porn laws that were brought into effect in April this year.  She had posted four explicit images of her ex-partner, which had been sent to her in the course of their relationship, on Facebook after an argument in May 2015.  Ms Mitchell removed the images when she was told that it was a criminal offence to post them; it is understood that they were online for half an hour.

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Law firm judicially reviews Court over finding of fraud against them in judgment

In MRH Solicitors Ltd v Manchester County Court and others [2015] EWHC 1795 (Admin) (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1795.html), a solicitors firm brought a judicial review against the County Court on the basis of comments made about them by a Recorder in his Judgment.

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London clinic leaks HIV status of hundreds of patients

The NHS sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street has apologised for a data leak, in which it is understood the HIV status of 780 patients has been disclosed.  The breach occurred when an email newsletter sent to patients was ‘cc-ed’, rather than ‘bcc-ed’ to patients, thus disclosing the identity of the patients to every recipient of the newsletter.  The clinic has attributed the leak to human error.

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