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Case Law: Burgon v News Group, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice successful in libel action against “Nazi symbols” allegation – Persephone Bridgman Baker

The case of Richard Burgon MP v. News Group Newspapers Limited and Thomas Newton Dunn ([2019] EWHC 195 (QB)) was a libel claim relating to an online article published by The Sun, which made allegations that the MP for Leeds East and Shadow Justice Secretary had joined a band that delighted in Nazi symbols.  It was common ground at trial that the Defendants did not believe that Mr Burgon was a Nazi nor were there any grounds to believe as such. Continue reading

Case Comment: Serafin v. Malkiewicz, “Unbounded self confidence and lack of judgment” results in failed libel action – Persephone Bridgman Baker

The case of Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors [2017] EWHC 2992 (QB) is a libel claim relating to an article which made serious imputations of the ethics of the Claimant, alleging variously that he was dishonest and fraudulent, wormed his way into charitable institutions under the guise of altruism and carried out work for his own gain, and behaved questionably in his conduct with women. Continue reading

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