Clift v Slough Borough Council – Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal

17 04 2011

The Supreme Court has refused the defendant permission to appeal in the important qualified privilege case of Clift v Slough Borough Council ([2010] EWCA Civ 1484).   This means that the jury’s verdict of damages of £12,000 in favour of Ms Clift stands and the correctness of the analysis of the Court of Appeal as to the impact of Article 8 on the law of qualified privilege is confirmed.   The background and effect of the case was analysed in our case comment in January 2011 by Lorna Skinner and Eddie Craven. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Cyberstalking on Facebook in Australia – Catherine Lee

17 04 2011

Mr Cox and Ms Grierson

The Melbourne Magistrates Court was, last week, the scene of an interesting the Facebook cyberstalking case between two academics with an interesting and unexpected conclusion.  It is the subject of an article in the “Sydney Morning Herald” under the headline “Art School altercation puts new spin on cyberstalkingRead the rest of this entry »