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.
We will however, continue to have the occasional post – catching up with some “Case Comments” and with news items. As usual, we invite posts from readers on national and international “Media and Law” topics. Contact us via the Inforrm email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And please let us know by email if there are topics which you think we should be covering.
There were no defamation trials this term – and only one defamation judgment in the Court of Appeal (Stocker v Stocker  EWCA Civ 170).
There was one privacy trial, in the Chancery Division before Arnold J (Ali v Channel 5  EWHC 298 (Ch) – see our case comment here). There was also a mixed deceit, harassment and privacy trial before Sir David Eady (his last)(AXB v BXA  EWHC 588 (QB))
There were two “right to be forgotten” trials in the Media and Communications List (NT1 v Google and NT2 v Google, see our case preview here). Judgment was reserved and is expected shortly after Easter.
A full list of the judgments given this term can be found in our Table of Media Law Cases.
The top ten new posts of the last quarter were as follows (in descending order)
- Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2017, a selection – Suneet Sharma
- The Guardian’s Leveson Betrayal, Line by Line – Brian Cathcart
- Media and Law: Overview of Defamation, Privacy and other Media Cases in 2017 [updated]
- Case Preview: Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers, Trial of phone hacking cases to begin on 18 January 2018
- Data Protection: Overview of the Case Law in 2017
- Case Preview: NT1 v Google LLC (ICO intervening), The First “Right to be Forgotten” trial – Aidan Wills
- Case Law: Ali v Channel 5, Can’t Pay? We’ll take it away (then you can make us pay) – Zoe McCallum
- “Fake” news versus “wrong” news: a nonideological approach to a smarter readership – Charles J Glasser
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Sekmadienis Ltd v Lithuania, Fine over “Jesus” and “Mary” advertising campaign, Article 10 violation – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018 – Graham Smith