Case Law: NPV v QEL, High Court allows service of injunction by text message in blackmail case – Alex Cochrane

25 04 2018

The High Court has made an order in the anonymised case of NPV v QEL & ZED [2018] EWHC 703 (QB) allowing for service of an injunction by text message.  The case involves claims for misuse of private information and harassment in respect of an alleged blackmail attempt. Read the rest of this entry »





NT1 and NT2 v Google Inc: How to seek the delisting of search engine results following the first English decision on the “right to be forgotten” – Iain Wilson

20 04 2018

The much-anticipated decision in NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) was handed down on 13 April 2018.  The joint judgment in two separate claims against Google, is the first time the English courts have had to rule on the application of the ‘right to be forgotten’ principle following the decision in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez (Case C-131/12). Read the rest of this entry »





The misreporting of Max Mosley’s DPA claim against the press – Iain Wilson and Tom Double

28 03 2018

It was reported last month in various newspapers that Max Mosley, the Former Formula One boss, has threatened to issue legal proceedings against The Daily MailThe TimesThe Sun and The Daily Mirror in respect of articles that he claims breach the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).  Read the rest of this entry »





Vlogger Chrissy Chambers secures damages in revenge porn settlement – Iain Wilson

21 01 2018

In a widely-reported settlement, the American vlogger Chrissy Chambers has recovered damages from her former British boyfriend – anonymised in the High Court proceedings as “DCR”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: LJY v Persons Unknown: Celebrity blackmail victim obtains injunction restraining publication of allegation of serious criminality – Max Campbell

19 12 2017

In LJY v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3230 (QB), Mr Justice Warby granted an interim injunction restraining unknown defendants from publishing serious allegations of criminality against a celebrity, anonymised in the proceedings as ‘LJY’. Read the rest of this entry »





Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Revisiting the honest opinion defence – Suneet Sharma

11 11 2017

The decision in Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2619 (QB) clarifies the application of the statutory defence of honest opinion under section 3 of the Defamation Act 2013. In doing so the case also confirms the application of the defence to statements made by Government bodies and the interdependence of the defence upon findings of meaning. Read the rest of this entry »





#MeToo, naming and shaming: a risky business? – Brett Wilson

2 11 2017

“#MeToo”: Five letters that have been tweeted millions of times in the past month, and demonstrate the enormous power of social media and how it can bring about change for the good. Read the rest of this entry »