News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2017, fourteen applications recorded, substantial increase from 2016

6 03 2018

The Ministry of Justice has published the privacy injunction statistics for 2017.  These record a total of 14 applications for interim privacy injunctions, 11 of which resulted in injunctions being granted or, in one case, an undertaking being given and 3 which were refused. Read the rest of this entry »





Judicial Statistics, 2015: Issued defamation claims down by 40%, the second lowest number since 1992

4 06 2016

ministry-of-justiceThe most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2015 – show a sharp decline in the number of issued defamation claims, down by up by 40% on 2014.  In 2015 there were 135 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) as opposed to 227 in 2014 (and 142 in 2013). Read the rest of this entry »





Did the “number of defamation cases fall by a third in a year”?

16 11 2015

Royal-Courts-of-JusticeOver the last few days there have been a number of media reports (for example, in the Guardian and the Times [£]) based on a Thomson Reuters Press Release[pdf] issued on behalf of Thomson Reuters entitled “Number of Defamation Cases Falls by a third in a year”.   Read the rest of this entry »





Judicial Statistics: 2014, Defamation claims increase by 60%, the highest number since 2009

9 06 2015

ministry-of-justiceThe most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2014 – show a substantial increase in the number of issued defamation claims, up by 60% on 2013.  In 2014 there were 227 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) – as opposed to 142 in 2013.  This is the highest annual figure since 2009. Read the rest of this entry »





Judicial Statistics – defamation claims increased by 13%

2 03 2014

MoJWe have belatedly caught up with the most recent annual Judicial Statistics [xls]  – those for 2012.  These show a slight increase in the number of issued defamation claims, up 13% from 2011.  In 2012 there were 186 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) – as opposed to 165 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »