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22.11.11

Abusive language alone cannot found conviction

In an important judgment in Harvey v Director of Public Prosecutions 2011 LTL 18/11/2011, Mr Justice Bean allowed an appeal against conviction for an offence under section 5 Public Order Act 1986. The appellant had been convicted by Magistrates after the Court heard he used the word ‘fuck’ three times whilst being searched by police officers….

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15.11.11

High Court orders removal of Solicitors from Hell website from internet

Brett Wilson LLP has secured an injunction on behalf of the Law society, a named law firm and a named solicitor against Rick Kordowski, the operator of www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk. The injunction – which requires the immediate removal of the website -followed a successful application for judgment in default against Mr Kordowski.  Representative proceedings had been brought by the claimants on…

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21.10.11

Slander action brought against Law society CEO struck out

A claim for slander brought by Rick Kordowski, owner of the “solicitors from Hell” website, against Law society CEO Desmond Hudson has been struck out by the High Court as an abuse of process. Brett Wilson LLP was instructed by Mr Hudson in relation to Mr Kordowski’s claim. A full copy of the judgment can…

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18.09.11

Legal privilege/confidential information – JsC BTA Bank v solodchenko and others

JsC BTA Bank v solodchenko and others was an interesting decision in which the Chancery Division was asked to explore the boundaries between the closely related doctrines of legal professional privilege and the duty to protect confidential information. Henderson J ruled that the Court did have jurisdiction to order the disclosure of confidential information from the Respondent…

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17.08.11

Attorney General warning

Attorney General warns that social networking sites could threaten the existence of jury trials.

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