Judgment: Trafigura v Guardian News and Media

19 10 2011

We had a post last week about the well-known “Trafigura” case – the “super-injunction” which was granted on 11 September 2009 and whose existence was subsequently disclosed in the House of Commons by Paul Farrelly MP.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Report of the Joint Committee on Draft Defamation Bill Reports – reforms welcomed, Government urged to go further

19 10 2011

The Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill has issued its Report on the Bill.   The Committee, chaired by Lord Mawhinney (pictured) welcomes most of the reforms contained in the draft Bill, but recommends a number of changes to the draft: a test of “serious and substantial harm” in clause 1 and some amendments to clause 2 (responsible publication) and to other clauses.  It also recommends that qualified privileges should be extended to fair and accurate reports of academic and scientific conferences and peer reviewed articles. Read the rest of this entry »