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A Cromwellian Declaration: Puritan Sermon or High Court Judgment? Lord Justice Warby’s latest tract – Robin Callender Smith

There are portions of Lord Justice Warby’s most recent judgment in the litigation between Meghan Markle and Associated Newspapers [2021] EWHC 510 (Ch). that read as if he was dealing with a contempt of court case.  So trenchant are the phrases he uses to deploy the novel remedy of an enforced publication on the front page and page 3 of The Mail on Sunday and similar for its online relative MailOnline that the phrase “cruel and unusual punishment” springs to mind. Continue reading

Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview: why British media coverage could backfire – Steven Barnett

“I would sit up at night, and I was just, like, I don’t understand how all of this is being churned out … And I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.” This stark admission from the Duchess of Sussex during her and her husband’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey captures how press treatment of Meghan drove the couple’s decision to step back from royal duties. Continue reading

Why the Duchess of Sussex is justified in suing the “Mail on Sunday” – Stuart Gibson

There’s nothing quite like a Royal Lawsuit to get the English media and for that matter English lawyers’ tails wagging. London Legal has been abuzz over the last week since word got out that the Duchess of Sussex had begun legal action against The Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published a private handwritten letter of hers to her father Thomas Markle. Continue reading

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