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Case Law: Cruddas v Calvert, Sunday Times appeal allowed in part, no allegation of criminal corruption

Peter CruddasThe Court of Appeal have allowed the appeal of the Sunday Times in the libel case brought former Conservative Party Treasurer, Peter Cruddas ([2013] EWCA Civ 748) against the ruling of Mr Justice Tugendhat that the published articles made an allegation of corruption contrary to the criminal law ([2013] EWHC 1427 (QB)).  The Court set aside the orders striking out the defence of justification and entering judgment for the claimant.  The trial will now have to proceed. Continue reading

Case Law: Ambrosiadou v Coward: Final Injunctions and Third Parties – Sara Mansoori

AmbrosiadouOne aspect of the long running, international litigation between Elena Ambrosiadou and Martin Coward has finally come to an end with Mr Coward agreeing to submit to a permanent injunction and to pay £50,000 in damages to settle the privacy proceedings brought against him by his former wife. Ms Ambrosiadou’s Press Release and the Statement in Open Court can be read here. Continue reading

Case Law: Joseph v Spiller, Are Nominal Damages Appropriate When the Court is Deceived? – Hugh Tomlinson QC

The libel case of Joseph v Spiller has been remarkable in a number of ways.  It arose out of a publication on the defendants’ website for 6 weeks in April and May 2007 and, again on a limited basis in 2008.  The claim was issued in May 2008 and, after a trip to the Supreme Court, was eventually tried by Mr Justice Tugendhat on 15 to 18 October 2012.  Continue reading

News: Mr Justice Tugendhat’s speech on specialist media law judges – Gervase de Wilde

Mr Justice Tugendhat, the judge in charge of the jury list and the de facto chief media judge in England and Wales, has delivered a lecture on the role of specialist judges in deciding cases in the field. The Judge was giving the keynote address, to an audience of media lawyers and others, at the 5RB Media and Entertainment Law Conference in London on Thursday 27 September 2012. Continue reading

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