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Afghan wins refuge from Daily Express – Athalie Matthews

Judges ExpressThe business of the law can tend to harden the heart – but every now and then a case comes along that drives off the spectre of compassion fatigue. This was the effect of a recent libel claim in which I obtained substantial damages and published apologies for a 20-year-old Afghan refugee, Abdul Shizad, who – despite being entirely alone in the UK and having limited English – had the courage to sue the Daily Express, which had falsely accused him of being a “Taliban Suspect”.

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Book Review: “Privacy and Libel Law – The Clash with Press Freedom, by Paul Tweed” – Athalie Matthews

Scrolling down Bloomsbury Professional’s ‘recently published’ list shows a 2012 output of weighty manuals on unsexy subjects such as corporate insolvency, VAT Acts, land registration and tax tables. Little wonder then that this independent publisher, which took over Tottel in 2009, will have been keen to get its hands on something it could market as a contemporary panorama of the dramatic goings on in the media law landscape. Hence the cover photo of a ‘Papparazi’ and publicity trumpeting it as “extremely topical”. Continue reading

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