The Trinity Legal Term began on Tuesday, 6 June and ends on Monday, 31 July 2017. This post deals with media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Please let us know if there are any other media law cases which should be added to this post.
We are aware of three defamation and malicious falsehood cases listed for trial this term. All involve litigants in person. None of them are against media defendants:
26 June 2017, RH v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, listed for 2 days, This is a claim for libel based on the publication of a report to the Family Court and the Children’s Guardian. The Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]
10 July 2017, Kim v Shin, listed for 4 days. This is a claim for malicious falsehood based on false allegations of harrassment. The Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]
19 July 2017, David v Hosany, listed for 4 days. This is a claim for libel, slander and malicious falsehood. The Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]
The phone hacking cases of Eddie Jordan v MGN, Michael Ambrose v MGN, Stephen Rider v MGN and Rupert Lowe v MGN are listed to be tried together before the Managing Judge, Mann J on 3 July 2017, with a time estimate of 10 days.
We know of one media law appeal listed in the Court of Appeal this term:
We are aware of one oral permission application before the Court of Appeal this term:
20 June 2017, Lokohova v Tymula (relisted from last term).
The following cases are awaiting a decision of a Court of Appeal Judge on permission to appeal on the papers
The following reserved judgments after public hearings in media law cases are outstanding:
Mionis v Democratic Press heard 27 October 2016 (Gloster, Sharp and Lindblom LJJ).
Lachaux v Independent Print, heard 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2016 (Macfarlane, Davis and Sharp LJJ).
Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers heard 12 December 2016 (HHJ Moloney QC).
PNM v Times Newspapers, heard 17 and 18 January 2017 (UK Supreme Court)
Guise v Shah, heard 2-3, 5, 8 and 11 May 2017 (Dingemans J)