Morgan v Associated Newspapers: libel claim settled with apology, substantial charity payment and Statement in Open Court, Four lessons learned for libel practitioners – Matt Himsworth

20 02 2019

Steve Morgan C.B.E. is an impressive individual. As a young man in the 1970s working for Wellington Civil Engineering, a business that was going to the wall, he borrowed £5,000 and took over one of Wellington’s contracts to put sewers in in Penley, near Wrexham. Fast forward to 2019 and he retires from his business Redrow PLC this year with the housebuilding firm valued at £2.2 billion. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Morgan v Associated Newspapers, Defamatory sting was opinion – Media Lawyer

5 07 2018

The defamatory sting in an article which criticised a wealthy businessman who was alleged to have bought, at a discount, homes intended as affordable housing was an expression of opinion which readers would recognise as being distinct from factual allegations in the piece, a High Court judge has held. Read the rest of this entry »