Media and Law Cases: Easter Legal Term Preview [Updated]

1 05 2019

The short Easter Legal Term began yesterday, Tuesday 30 April and ends on Friday 24 May 2019. This post deals with the 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.

The following trials and applications are listed for this term:

Quantum Tuning Limited v White, 1 May 2019, listed for 3 days

Alsaifi v Trinity Mirror Plc & anr, 1 May 2019, listed for 2 days

Tinkler v Ferguson & ors 8 May 2019, listed for 1/2 day

Allen v Times Newspapers Ltd, 9 May 2019, listed for 1/2 day

Morgan v Times Newspapers Ltd. 13 May 2019, listed for 1/2 day

Siddiqi v Aidiniantz & ors, 16 May 2019, listed for 2 hours

Desporte v Bull, 17 May 2019, listed for 2 hours

Malle v Dhillon & ors, 20 May 2019, listed for 5 days

Fox v Lawrence 21 May 2019, listed for 1 day

Kirkegaard v Smith, 22 May 2019, listed for 1/2 day

We have been unable to add any updates on matters awaiting determination by the Court of Appeal as the Case Tracker for Civil Appeals is not, currently, operational.

[Update] The following cases are awaiting permission to appeal decisions from the Court of Appeal: Burgon v News Group Newspapers, ZXC v Bloomberg LP.

Note that this term the Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal in the case of Burki v Seventy Thirty Ltd (hear by 5 December 2019) and permission to appeal has been refused in the cases of: Monir v Wood (27 March 2019); Greenstein v Campaign against Anti-Semitism (25 March 2019) and  Ashraf v Dunya News (22 March 2019)

The following reserved judgments after public hearings in media law cases are outstanding:

Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 17 October 2018 (Underhill V-P, Sharp LJ and Sir Rupert Jackson).

Lachaux v Independent Print, heard 13 and 14 November 2018 (UKSC)

R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal, heard 3 and 4 December 2018 (UKSC)

Bull v Desporte, heard 25 to 28 March 2019 (Julian Knowles J)

Sadik v Sadik, heard 2 April 2019 (Julian Knowles J).

Tinkler v Ferguson, heard 3 April 2019 (Longmore, Sharp and Bean LJJ)


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