Case Law: R (Ngole) v The University of Sheffield, Blanket Ban on “Homophobic” religious expression disproportionate – Samuel Rowe

28 08 2019

On 3 July 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in R (Ngole) v University of Sheffield ([2019] EWCA Civ 1127).  The case concerned an appeal against a dismissed judicial review of the decision to remove Felix Ngole, a social work student, from his course. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Serafin v Malkiewicz, Public Interest Defence Considered Again, And Judicial Unfairness – Samuel Rowe

14 06 2019

On 17 May 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors ([2019] EWCA Civ 852).  The appeal concerned, amongst other things, the correct application of the ‘public interest’ defence under s.4 of the Defamation Act 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Høiness v Norway, Refusal to impose liability for anonymous comments online did not breach Article 8 – Samuel Rowe

14 05 2019

In a judgment handed down on 19 March 2019 (Høiness v Norway, no 43624/14), the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) refused to impose liability on an Internet forum for anonymous comments that had been published on its site. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Hayes v Willoughby, Injunction granted in leading harassment action breached – Samuel Rowe

4 04 2019

On 8 March 2019, Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke sentenced Michael Willoughby for several five breaches of a harassment injunction, which had originally been ordered in 2011 by the Court of Appeal ([2019] EW Misc 5 (CC)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Venables v News Group Papers, Application to Vary Confidentiality Injunction Dismissed, PJS extended – Samuel Rowe

13 03 2019

On 4 March 2019, the decision in Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors ([2019] EWHC 494 (Fam)) was handed down.  The case concerned an application to vary a confidentiality injunction which had been ordered in 2001, restricting identification of Jon Venables. Read the rest of this entry »