EU Committee considers cross-jurisdictional media claims

8 02 2010

The EU Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has recently been considering the cross-jurisdictional dilemmas posed by actions for defamation and privacy.  It is working towards what is known as Rome II, which will be a series of rules regarding which court and which law will apply in disputes which involve more than one jurisdiction.  Read the rest of this entry »





Fair Comment Case – Supreme Court gives permission to appeal

8 02 2010

On 2 February 2010 the Supreme Court have granted permission to appeal in the “fair comment” case of Joseph v Spiller ([2009] EWCA Civ 1075).  The Notice of Appeal raises general issues about the law of fair comment and the applicant’s Written Submissions criticise the approach of the Court of Appeal as creating “a further level of technicality which is not only unnecessary but also significantly inhibits the defence”. Read the rest of this entry »