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Defamation/ Libel


23.06.20

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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29.05.20

Court of Appeal refuses to reinstate Bitcoin libel claim

In Wright v Ver [2020] EWCA Civ 672, the Court of Appeal dismissed the Claimant’s appeal against a decision by the High Court to strike out his libel claim on jurisdictional grounds.  The case is the first occasion that the Court of Appeal has considered section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 which limits the…

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22.05.20

Press Release: NoFap LLC and Alexander Rhodes secure substantial libel damages and apology from Scram News

Scram Media Limited and two of its contributors have apologised and agreed to pay defamation damages to US-based NoFap LLC and its founder Alexander Rhodes after publishing an article on ScramNews.com titled “Academic receives “death threats” from far-right after crowdfunding campaign to sue her.” NoFap runs an online pornography recovery platform that enables users to…

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7.05.20

Brett Wilson LLP now offering family law services

The firm is now offering family law services to existing and new clients. The breakdown of a relationship is never easy, but whether you are married, in a civil partnership, or living with a partner our lawyers are committed to providing you with personal support and advice to achieve a fair resolution through mediation and…

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11.04.20

Chris Corney joins Brett Wilson LLP

Chris Corney has joined Brett Wilson LLP, and will head up a department specialising in family law and civil/commercial litigation. Chris has over 20 years experience acting for businesses and individuals resolving disputes, protecting assets and preserving reputations. In that time Chris has become a trusted advisor to many business owners, and from this he…

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8.04.20

Thomas Otter joins Brett Wilson’s Media and Communications Law team

Thomas Otter has joined Brett Wilson LLP’s Media and Communications Law team. Thomas is an Australian qualified lawyer practicing in London.  He has advised and acted in a large range of media disputes, and regularly advised defendant media organisations on pre and post publication matters whilst practicing in Australia. For Thomas’ full biography, please click…

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Brett Wilson LLP listed as a top 20 London specialist firm in Legal 500 survey on client service

Brett Wilson LLP has been identified by the Legal 500/Legalese as having one of the highest levels of client service amongst London specialist firms. The survey of the UK’s legal profession, saw 60,000 clients interviewed.  The results of the survey showed that clients felt specialist boutique firms tended to provide a better quality of service…

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7.04.20

Civil justice system remains open for business despite COVID-19 restrictions

While much of our society is embarking on a forced sabbatical, there has been no respite in the world of litigation.  In this article, we consider some of the questions those contemplating, or already involved in, legal proceedings will undoubtedly be asking. This article is intended to provide an overview of the current position.  Details…

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1.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP to start offering family law services

From 13 April 2020 Brett Wilson LLP will offer family law services to existing and new clients. The creation of a department providing such services is part of the firm’s wider expansion plans which also include the firm moving into larger custom-built offices in Farringdon once social distancing restrictions are lifted.  The decision to provide…

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23.01.20

Defamation Act 2013: A summary and overview six years on

The Defamation Act 2013 (‘the Act’) came into force on 1 January 2014.  At the time, we published an article considering the individual provisions of the Act, and speculating about how the law of defamation had been changed.  In this follow-up article, we revisit the topic six years after the Act’s inception and look at…

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