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Month: December 2016


22.12.16

High-Yield Investment Scheme Warning for Solicitors

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) have reiterated their warning that firms should not become involved in the running of High-Yield Investment Schemes.  The notice follows five matters heard before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (‘SDT’) since October 2016.  One of the most recent cases is that of Mr Mandeep Dhariwal, an equity partner of Lawcommercial Trading…

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Muslim family receive £150,000 compensation following Katie Hopkins extremist slur in the Daily Mail

In December 2015 the Daily Mail published an article written by the controversial columnist Katie Hopkins entitled “Just because Britain’s border security is a Mickey Mouse operation you can’t blame America for not letting this lot travel to Disneyland – I wouldn’t either.” The story related to a decision by the US authorities (for reasons which…

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21.12.16

Libel/Defamation: Libel damages reduced to £10 because of claimant's disgraceful conduct

In Flymenow Ltd v Quick Air Jet Charter GmbH [2016] EWHC 3197 (QB) an aircraft charter company has been awarded nominal damages of £10 in a libel action after it was found that it had acted “disgracefully” before and during the litigation. The Defendant Quick Air Jet Charter GmbH, a German provider of private jets, entered…

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