Round up of the Media Law Cases in the 2014-2015 legal year: Seven full trials, five libel appeals and three media privacy injunctions

5 08 2015

Royal-Courts-of-JusticeThe legal year in England and Wales ended last Friday, 31 July 2015.  The High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are now on vacation until Michaelmas Term begins on 1 October 2015. Our Table of Media Law cases records 78 judgments in media law cases this legal year, a similar number to 2013-2014.  Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Trials, Summary Determinations and Assessments: 2012 to 2013

4 10 2013

statistics-graphsThis post records the “final determinations” of libel cases by High Court judges in the legal year: October 2012 – July 2013. It shows a slight increase in the number of trials over the previous year (from 5 to 7).  Defendants continue have a better success rate than claimants (2012/13 – 56%; 2011/12 – 67%, 2011/12 – 59%). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 3 – Easter and Trinity terms 2013

22 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 2 – Hilary Term 2013

21 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Review of the Legal Year: Part 1 – Michaelmas Term 2012

19 08 2013

Wordle: UntitledThe weekly law and media round up is on vacation, but here’s a review of legal cases and legal developments over the legal year*, from September 2012 (just before the beginning of the legal year proper) until the end of July 2013. The Inforrm case tables have also been brought up to date: Media Law cases; Defamation cases; and Privacy cases. Read the rest of this entry »