News: Judicial Appointments Commission seeks specialist defamation judge

17 10 2013

JAC_RGB (1)The Judicial Appointments Commission has, this week, advertised 9 vacancies for High Court Judges – eight Queen’s Bench Division and one Family Division.  One of the eight Queen’s Bench vacancies is for a “specialist in defamation“. The closing date is 4 November 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Who will sort out the Delfi mess? – Graham Smith

17 10 2013

delfiThe European Court of Human Rights (First Section) has found that there was no violation of Article 10 ECHR (freedom of expression) when the Estonian courts held a news website, Delfi AS, liable for defamatory statements by readers using the site’s article comments facility. Read the rest of this entry »





Freedom of expression not freedom to harass – Amber Melville-Brown

17 10 2013

602141834Rutland. The smallest English county. Right in the middle of the country. Indeed, Middle England proper. And now, the most recent bastion, apparently, of free speech. In a recent decision reported in The Rutland Times, District Judge Temperley has put Leicester Magistrates Court on the map of free speech … in a case concerning harassment. Read the rest of this entry »