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15.01.19

Judges commit serial litigant to prison for harassing them

In Foskett, Peters and Waschckuhn v Ezeugo [2018] EWHC 3694 (QB), three Judges applied for the committal to prison of a man who had repeatedly breached a harassment injunction made in their favour. From time to time, an individual’s involvement in the justice system, often initially by chance through a minor criminal conviction, a divorce,…

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7.12.18

YouTuber who persistently breached injunction jailed for four months

In Al-Ko Kober Ltd and another v Sambhi Mr Justice Nicol sentenced Balvinder Sambhi to four months’ imprisonment for contempt of court for repeated breaches of an injunction. Mr Sambhi had set up his own YouTube channel and used it, amongst other things, to publish a series of videos which made derogatory comments about one of…

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26.11.18

Lexis Nexis interview: Breaking injunctions via parliamentary privilege

Employment analysis: Lord Hain’s use of parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of sexual harassment and bullying allegations polarised opinion. Iain Wilson, managing partner at Brett Wilson LLP, considers the legal issues around parliamentary privilege. What were the events that preceded Lord Hain using parliamentary privilege to name…

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26.10.18

Why Lord Hain was wrong to disclose Sir Philip Green’s name

Lord Hain’s decision to name Sir Philip Green in the House of Lords as the individual who obtained an interim-injunction against the Daily Telegraph has polarised opinion.  On the one hand, his plaudits state that he has stood up against the rich and powerful who use non-disclosure agreements to suppress their victims.  On the other,…

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31.03.18

Alex Cochrane joins Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Alex Cochrane in the firm’s media law department. Alex joins Brett Wilson from Collyer Bristow and is a highly-regarded senior solicitor specialising in reputation management, privacy law, social media and commercial disputes. Alex has been involved in a number of leading defamation/privacy cases including Cairns…

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19.03.18

Max Campbell becomes a partner of Brett Wilson LLP

Brett Wilson LLP is delighted to announce that Max Campbell is now a partner of the firm. Max joined Brett Wilson in 2011 and has played a significant role in the development of the firm’s media and reputation management team.  Max is a well-established practitioner in the fields of defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection,…

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2.11.17

Brett Wilson LLP lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2018 directory

Brett Wilson LLP lawyers have been ranked in the latest edition of the prestigious Chambers and Partners legal directory, which was published on 2 November 2017. Partner Iain Wilson is ranked as a leading defamation and reputation lawyer and described as ‘”a respected claimant lawyer, representing individuals in libel, privacy and harassment disputes. A satisfied client comments: “He’s…

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5.03.17

Vacancy: 2-5 year PQE media law solicitor

The firm is presently looking to recruit a solicitor with experience in defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection law.  Full details can be found at the firm’s careers webpage.

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22.03.16

Former Sun editor convicted of breaching victim anonymity law in Adam Johnson case

Former Sun editor David Dinsmore has been found guilty of breaching the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 after the tabloid printed a pixelated photograph of convicted footballer Adam Johnson’s teenage victim.  Mr Johnson is currently awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of sexual activity with a child. Durham constabulary initiated a prosecution against Dinsmore when the photo,…

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12.11.14

Defendant spared immediate custodial sentence despite repeated breaches of harassment injunctions

In ABC v DEF [2014] EWHC 3346 (QB), the Claimant applied for committal of the Defendant to prison for contempt of court.  The Claimant lives in London with his wife and children.  The Defendant was his brother-in-law, who had lived in the United States for many years.  The Claimant had provided financial support to the Defendant…

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