Case Preview: Weller v Associated Newspapers, Appeal in “street photographs of children” case

25 10 2015

paparazzi-300x200On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday October 2015, the Master of the Rolls, Tomlinson and Vos LJJ will hear the appeal in the case of Weller v Associated Newspapers, which is estimate to last a day and a half. Read the rest of this entry »





Bad Reputation: how can a claimant’s character affect damages for defamation? – Nathan Capone

25 10 2015

reputationIn the recent Australian case of Benyon v Manthey [2015] QDC 252 the District Court of Queensland awarded damages for defamation to the claimant but held that owing to the claimant’s character and reputation the damage caused by the defamatory statement “would be far less than a person without such a reputation“. Read the rest of this entry »