“Persons Unknown Cases”: some recent issues – Adam Speker

8 06 2018

In media and communications litigation, one party name has become increasingly common. Not News Group or Associated or even Google. It is the party known as Person or Persons Unknown. Read the rest of this entry »





Interview: Brett Wilson v Persons Unknown, corporate defamation claims and claims against anonymous third parties

11 10 2015

Brett WilsonDoes Brett Wilson LLP v Persons Unknown highlight how courts should approach anonymity in online cases? Iain Wilson, partner at Brett Wilson LLP, explains that the judgment shows courts recognise the harm that anonymous online publishers can cause and are thus prepared to deal with such cases in a robust and proportionate mannerBrett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson is interviewed by Susan Ghaiwal.  This article was first published on Lexis® PSL IP&IT on 24 September 2015.
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Case Law: Brett Wilson LLP v Persons Unknown, corporate damages and injunction against unknown operators of website – Hugh Tomlinson QC

21 09 2015

Solicitors from HellIn the case of Brett Wilson LLP v Persons Unknown ([2015] EWHC 2628 (QB))(16 September 2015) Warby J granted a permanent injunction against the unknown operators of the “Solicitors from Hell UK” website.  He also awarded damages of £10,000.  This is the first case under the Defamation Act 2013 in which a court has made an award of damages to a “body that trades for profit”. Read the rest of this entry »