News: Former MP Tim Yeo loses libel action against the Sunday Times – Harry Kinmonth

25 11 2015

high_courtThe High Court has today dismissed an action by Tim Yeo, the former MP for South Suffolk and Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, against Times Newspapers Limited in an important judgment on the Reynolds defence and the scope of politicians’ Article 8 rights ([2015] EWHC 3375 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Privy Council: Pinard-Byrne v Linton, Hearing of Defamation Appeal in “Reynolds” case

27 04 2015

Judicial_Committee_of_the_Privy_Council_-_Court_3As we noted in our weekly Law and Media Round Up, on 22 April 2015 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council heard a libel appeal from Dominica in the case of Pinard-Byrne v Linton. The plaintiff is seeking to overturn a judgment of the the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of Dominica that the publications were protected by Reynolds qualified privilege (25 March 2013 [pdf]). Read the rest of this entry »