Case Law: Allen v Times Newspapers, Meaning determination in “Grenfell” libel claim – Oscar Davies

28 05 2019

In the case of Allen v Times Newspapers Ltd [2019] EWHC 1235 (QB) Warby J found that an article concerning Mark Allen, described as a ‘Grenfell cladding boss’, bore a defamatory meaning which was different from that contended for by the parties. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law:  Stocker v Stocker, Supreme Court overturns Judge on meaning of “tried to strangle” – Oliver Cox

5 04 2019

On 3 April 2019 the Supreme Court gave its judgment in Stocker v Stocker [2019] UKSC 17. The five Supreme Court judges (Lord Reed, Lord Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Briggs and Lord Kitchin) unanimously overturned the 12 February 2018 Court of Appeal decision given by Lady Justice Sharp, Lord Justice McFarlane and Sir John Laws ([2018] EWCA Civ 170). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: Stocker v Stocker, a Supreme Court appeal considering meaning – Oliver Cox

24 01 2019

Today, 24 January 2019, five Supreme Court judges (Lord Reed, Lord Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Briggs and Lord Kitchin) will hear Stocker v Stocker UKSC 2018/0045, an appeal against the 12 February 2018 Court of Appeal decision of Lady Justice Sharp, with whom Lord Justice McFarlane and Sir John Laws concurred ([2018] EWCA Civ 170). Read the rest of this entry »





Paradise and Prostitutes: Time for a Sectional Standards Test? – Adam Speker

16 11 2017

Is it defamatory to mistakenly call a Remainer a Brexiteer or a Brexiteer a Remainer? Surely not you would say and you would be right. After all, in 1907 it was not defamatory to describe a Free Trader as a Protectionist or a Protectionist as a Free Trader. But why would you be right? Read the rest of this entry »