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Case Preview: Times Newspapers Limited v Flood; Frost and others v MGN Limited; Miller v Associated Newspapers Limited – Aidan Wills

510-supreme-court-1The Supreme Court is currently hearing three joined appeals brought by media organisations challenging the Convention compatibility of the recoverability of conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees/uplift and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums (“additional liabilities”) in libel and privacy claims. Continue reading

Case Law: Burrell v Clifford, Costs and Proportionality in low value privacy cases – Iain Wilson

Last month PR guru Max Clifford was ordered to pay the former Royal Butler Paul Burrell £5,000 compensation for the unauthorised disclosure of private information contained within a letter Mr Burrell had sent him.  There is a judgment on liability and quantum (Burrell v Clifford [2016] EWHC 294 (Ch)), although Mr Justice Mann’s earlier decision dismissing Mr Clifford’s strike out application on limitation and triviality grounds (Burrell v Clifford [2015] EWHC 2001 (Ch)) is arguably of wider importance.  This was discussed on the Brett Wilson blog last year. Continue reading

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