Round Up of Northern Ireland Decisions in 2017 – Olivia O’Kane

13 03 2018

This is a round up of the 2017 decisions by the Courts of Northern Ireland in libel, privacy and other media law cases along with case summaries dealing with the issues and decisions in each case. Read the rest of this entry »





Northern Ireland: Defamation claims in 2017, a substantial reduction in the number of cases brought – Olivia O’Kane

8 03 2018

I have now obtained the figures concerning the numbers of defamation cases issued in Northern Ireland in 2017.  These figures are based on a search of the Court’s records for the period 1 January to 31 December 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Northern Ireland: Defamation claims in 2016 – Olivia O’Kane

13 02 2017

Northern IrelandI have now obtained the figures concerning the numbers of defamation cases issued in Northern Ireland in 2016.  These figures are based on a search of the Court’s records for the period 1 January to 31 December 2016. Read the rest of this entry »





The Facebook Ireland cases: Intermediary Liability and Defences under the E-Commerce Regulations, Part 2, Comment – Aidan Wills

21 01 2017

e-commerceThe liability of intermediaries, such as social media companies, and the scope of the defences under the 2002 Regulations/e-Commerce Directive is a matter of considerable significance as many thousands of content-related complaints are made on a daily basis.

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The Facebook Ireland cases: Intermediary Liability and defences under the E-Commerce Regulations, Part 1, the Judgments – Aidan Wills

20 01 2017

FacebookThe courts in Northern Ireland have handed down two important judgments on the civil liability of social media companies for content posted by users. Read the rest of this entry »





Northern Ireland: Reform of the law of defamation, the defence of honest opinion – Eoin O’Dell

20 07 2016

honest_opinionIn Northern Ireland, the Minister for Finance has just published a Review of the Law of Defamation, prepared for it by Andrew Scott (Associate Professor of Law, LSE). Prof Scott had prepared a consultation paper for the Northern Ireland Law Commission (NILC) in November 2014. The consultation period closed on 20 February 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview, Northern Ireland: CG v Facebook Ireland, Facebook appeals damages award in “Keeping Kids Safe from Predators” case – Aidan Wills

2 04 2016

FacebookOn Monday and Tuesday, 4 and 5 April 2016 the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland will hear an appeal from the judgment of Stephens J in CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd & Anor [2015] NIQB 11.  The case will require the Court to determine a number of important issues of principle relating to intermediary liability. Read the rest of this entry »