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Defamation/ Libel


23.09.20

Brett Wilson LLP offices remain open for face to face consultations

After a review of the revised government guidance on 23 September 2020, the partners have determined that the firm’s offices will remain open for clients who wish to attend socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations. Clients who prefer to have a Skype or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff…

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8.09.20

Suspect anonymity: The hypocrisy of parliamentary privilege

1 August 2020 marked the parliamentary revelation that a sitting MP had been arrested by police on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and controlling and coercive behaviour. All offences were alleged to have taken between July 2019 and January 2020 against the MP’s former staffer. Police confirmed the suspect was a male Tory in his…

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29.07.20

Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman withdraw libel claim against barrister and agree contribution to her legal costs

Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman have agreed to withdraw their libel claim against immigration barrister Jane Heybroek. A copy of Ms Heybroek’s statement on the matter can be found here.   Jane Heybroek was represented by Max Campbell and Iain Wilson of Brett Wilson LLP and Ian Helme of Matrix Chambers. If you have…

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23.07.20

How legal crowdfunding can help you bring/defend a case

We are all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding, whether in the context of supporting a new business venture or contributing to a worthy cause.  Crowdfunding is now becoming an established method of funding a legal case – whether it is the pursuit of a claim or the defence of criminal proceedings. In the legal…

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22.07.20

Brett Wilson LLP new offices to open on 4 August for face to face consultations

After four months of the firm operating remotely, Brett Wilson LLP’s new offices at 35-37 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BJ will open on 4 August. Clients who wish to arrange a socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations will be able to book one from this date onwards.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype…

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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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