Inforrm: Beginning of Easter Break

30 03 2018

The Hilary Legal Term ended on 28 March 2018 and the short Easter Term will not begin until Tuesday 10 April 2018.   The High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are on “vacation” over this period and Inforrm is taking a short Easter break.   Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: AXB v BXA: False claims of pregnancy and threats to misuse private information in an extra-marital affair constituted harassment – Chloe Flascher

29 03 2018

Sir David Eady handed down his last trial judgment last week, AXB x BXA [2018] EWHC 588 (QB) , The case concerned an extra-marital relationship between a man of considerable wealth and his “mistress” which took place between July 2014 and August 2016.  The Judge referred to the case as an “unhappy and intensely personal saga”. Read the rest of this entry »





Stop Funding Hate and the Daily Mail: Who are the Bullies? – Steven Barnett

28 03 2018

Many years ago, in those halcyon days when The Guardian could afford to pay freelancers, I was commissioned to write a piece on the beginnings of TV sponsorship. Shockingly, rules were about to be relaxed to allow commercial channels to seek sponsors for programmes (it was a very long time ago). Read the rest of this entry »





The misreporting of Max Mosley’s DPA claim against the press – Iain Wilson and Tom Double

28 03 2018

It was reported last month in various newspapers that Max Mosley, the Former Formula One boss, has threatened to issue legal proceedings against The Daily MailThe TimesThe Sun and The Daily Mirror in respect of articles that he claims breach the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).  Read the rest of this entry »





Job Opportunity: Atkins Thomson seeks an experienced media litigation solicitor

27 03 2018

The leading media law firm, Atkins Thomson, is looking for an experienced media litigation assistant solicitor (3-5 PQE) to join the firm at its Fleet Street Office, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice. Read the rest of this entry »





The Duty to Hack, Steal and Betray Confidences? Press Freedom and the ‘Paradise Papers’ affair – Paul Wragg

27 03 2018

The BBC and the Guardian are being sued for breach of confidence for their part in the ‘Paradise Papers’ affair in which some 6.8 million documents were stolen (but not by the defendants) from Appleby Global Group LLC, a law firm operating outside the UK.  Read the rest of this entry »





Are Website Operators in the US are Finally Going to Be Forced to Remove User Generated Defamation? – Yair Cohen

26 03 2018

On 3 April 2018 the California Supreme Court will hear oral submissions in a case of Hassell v. Bird.  The case is likely to have implications on the ability of business owners, including those who are located in the UK, to have fake and defamatory online reviews removed from US based websites.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 26 March 2018

26 03 2018

The Hilary Legal Term ends on Wednesday 28 March 2018 and the short Easter Term will begin on Tuesday 10 April 2018.  This is the last Inforrm Weekly Round Up of the term with normal service resuming on 9 April 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





Is the Press too Free? – Robert Skidelsky

24 03 2018

The poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia at an Italian restaurant in Salisbury has driven an important story off the front pages of the British press. Earlier this month, the former actor and comedian John Ford revealed that for 15 years, from 1995 to 2010, he was employed by Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times newspaper to hack and blag his way into the private affairs of dozens of prominent people, including then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Read the rest of this entry »