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Month: June 2020


High Court sets very high bar for harassment by publication claims against the press

In Sube & Anor v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 1125 (QB) the High Court emphatically rejected a claim for harassment against media organisations.  The case highlights the difficulties faced by claimants in harassment proceedings against media organisations, as it must be found that the conduct by the media organisation…

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Police bail: what happens now?

The ongoing Home Office public consultation on pre-charge police bail has thrown open once again the question of the proper balance to be struck between the investigation of crime and the human rights of a suspect against whom there is no formal charges.   There is rarely a speedy resolution to any police investigation in the modern era….

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Laura Clews joins Brett Wilson LLP

Laura Clews has joined Brett Wilson’s family law team. Laura is a New Zealand qualified solicitor practicing in London.  Laura worked for a Legal 500 Band 1 firm in New Zealand and her practice has had a particular focus on family disputes. For Laura’s full biography, please click here.

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High Court strikes out parts of HRH The Duchess of Sussex’s claim against The Mail on Sunday

In HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch), the High Court struck out parts of the Duchess’ claim against Associated Newspapers Limited (‘ANL’), the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and operator of the MailOnline website. Background The Duchess’ claim is for misuse of private information, breach of the…

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