Monthly International Round Up – Suneet Sharma

24 03 2020

This is the fourth instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: Serafin v Malkiewicz,”Public Interest” defence back in the Supreme Court with fair trial appeal – Persephone Bridgman Baker

12 03 2020

The Supreme Court will hear the libel appeal in Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors on 17 and 18 March 2020.  The panel will be Lord Reed, Lord Wilson, Lord Briggs, Lady Arden and Lord Kitchin.  The Appellant’s Case can be found here. [pdf] Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Round Up – Suneet Sharma

27 02 2020

This is the third instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »






Case Law, Australia: Tsamis v State of Victoria, Inflation night-club owner wins $90,000 for police slur – Justin Castelan

21 02 2020

Martha Tsamis has worked in the nightclub industry for around 30 years and is the manager of the Inflation night-club in Melbourne. In October 2013, the police brought an application to restrict Inflation’s trading hours (LCRA proceeding). The evidence was that the police brought this in an attempt to reduce the incidence of drug overdoses, improve community safety and give people confidence that ‘licensed premises’ were not ‘drug dens’. The statement in the police application referred to 59 incidents that occurred at the venue. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Communications List User Group: Subscription Details

4 02 2020

The new specialist Media and Communications List has now been in operation for four months.  It is governed by a new set of Civil Procedure Rules (CPR Part 53), accompanied by new Practice Directions (PD 53A and 53B). Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Round Up – Suneet Sharma

30 01 2020

This is the second instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: A summary and overview six years on, Part 2, Sections 4 to 14 – Brett Wilson LLP

30 01 2020

The Defamation Act 2013 (‘the Act’) came into force on 1 January 2014.  At the time, we published an article considering the individual provisions of the Act, and speculating about how the law of defamation had been changed.  In this follow-up article, we revisit the topic six years after the Act’s inception and look at what has happened in practice. Part 1 of this post looked at sections 1 to 3. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: A summary and overview six years on, Part 1, Sections 1 to 3 – Brett Wilson LLP

29 01 2020

The Defamation Act 2013 (‘the Act’) came into force on 1 January 2014.  At the time, we published an article considering the individual provisions of the Act, and speculating about how the law of defamation had been changed.  In this follow-up article, we revisit the topic six years after the Act’s inception and look at what has happened in practice. This post deals with sections 1 to 3. The remainder of the Act will be considered in Part 2. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Turley v Unite the Union, Former Labour MP accused of dishonesty wins libel claim – Jake Rudman

28 01 2020

The judgment in Anna Turley v Unite the Union and Stephen Walker [2019] EWHC 3547 (QB) was handed down On 19 December 2019,  The case concerned a libel claim by a former Labour MP against (1) Unite the Union; and (2) the editor of The Skwawkbox blog, which published an article accusing the Claimant of making a false and dishonest declaration in order to join the union. Read the rest of this entry »