Book Review: Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide (eds Hugh Tomlinson QC & Guy Vassall- Adams) – Christina Michalos

15 11 2017

Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide pretty much does what it says on the tin cover. It is a new book written collectively by media law practitioners at Matrix Chambers dealing with, surprisingly enough, claims arising out of internet publication. Read the rest of this entry »





Online Publication Claims: Foreign defendants and section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 – Darryl Hutcheon

7 11 2017

For many years there was a perception that the private international law rules applied by English courts allowed for so-called “libel tourism”, meaning the practice of opportunistic litigants (often with very limited connections to England and Wales) using English courts to bring defamation claims with much stronger connections to other jurisdictions. In enacting section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 Parliament sought to address this concern by making it much harder for English courts to hear those kinds of claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Online Publication Claims: an Introduction – Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC

20 10 2017

The Internet has brought about a global communications revolution. An individual who wishes to communicate with others no longer needs a printing press or a broadcasting operation. Instead information can be communicated worldwide with a few keystrokes. Words, sounds, pictures or videos can, potentially, be communicated to the nearly 48% of the world’s population – 3.2 billion people – who are now estimated to use the internet (see ITU figures). Read the rest of this entry »





Matrix Chambers and A4ID release online training course on defamation law

18 10 2016

Matrixa4idtwitter_-_high_res_-_squared_offMatrix Chambers and Advocates for International Development (A4ID) have developed an online training course on defamation law in England & Wales, which is freely available here. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Anthony Hudson appointed Queen’s Counsel

15 01 2015

06_01_2014_11_12_37_AnthonyHudson2Media and information law specialist Anthony Hudson has been appointed a Queen’s Counsel, it was announced yesterday.

Mr Hudson, who practices at Matrix Chambers, is known for his appearances in a number of notable cases involving reporting restrictions. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Matrix Chambers Media and Information Group, three new members

8 11 2013

matrix_logoMatrix Chambers has announced that Anthony Hudson, Guy Vassall-Adams and Ben Silverstone are joining its Media and Information Group. All three practice in media law.  They are joining from Doughty Street Chambers, and will commence practice at Matrix on 11 November 2013. Read the rest of this entry »