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Month: April 2018


Martin Lewis to sue Facebook

Martin Lewis, the consumer campaigner, has announced that he intends to issue defamation proceedings against Facebook in respect of misleading advertisements bearing his name that have been published on the social media platform. It is claimed that many of the adverts show Martin Lewis’ face next to endorsements that he has not made.  These include…

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Barrister suspended for repeating false allegations against fellow barrister

A barrister has been suspended from practising for seven months by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (TBAS) following his admission of three charges of professional misconduct. On two occasions in 2016 at two separate Crown Courts, Forz Khan (called 1988) repeated serious false allegations of rape, assault and conspiracy to murder made by a…

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High Court allows service of injunction by text message in blackmail case

The High Court has made an order in the anonymised case of NPV v QEL & ZED [2018] EWHC 703 (QB) allowing for service of an injunction by text message.  The case involves claims for misuse of private information and harassment in respect of an alleged blackmail attempt. The Claimant (“NPV”), a married man and…

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NT1 and NT2 v Google Inc: How to seek the delisting of search engine results following the first English decision on the “right to be forgotten”

The much-anticipated decision in NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) was handed down on 13 April 2018.  The joint judgment in two separate claims against Google, is the first time the English courts have had to rule on the application of the ‘right to be forgotten’ principle following the…

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Will the next DPP please stand up and be counted?

It has been reported Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, will not have her contract renewed when her five-year term expires in September.  Ms Saunders denies that she has been “forced out”, claiming that she decided to move into private practice last year and informed the government herself that she would be unable to…

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