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Judicial Statistics: 2013 Defamation claims down 24%, no privacy injunctions Jan-June 2014

ministry-of-justiceWe have, once again belatedly, caught up with the most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2013.  These show a substantial decrease in the number of issued defamation claims, down 24% from 2012.  In 2013 there were 142 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) – as opposed to 186 in 2012.  This is the lowest annual figure since 2002 and appears to be the second lowest of all time. Continue reading

Social Media: more twitter usage statistics

Twitter figuresThere are many figures bandied around for the levels of Twitter usage. Reliable statistics are often hard to come by.  However, Twittter has, for the purposes of its recent IPO, provided a number of figures in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Twitter’s own analysis is that it has 232 million monthly active users and that that there are, on average, 500 million tweets per day in the world. Continue reading

Northern Ireland Defamation Cases, numbers decline – Olivia O’Kane

High Court BelfastThe recent changes in the media landscape have no doubt had an impact for libel lawyers in Northern Ireland.  As advertising cuts continue to be made and the Leveson culture has exerted pressure on journalistic practice, the media are no doubt trying to resolve disputes in advance of legal proceedings being issued.  Legal Aid is not available to libel claimants and conditional fee agreements and after the event insurance is not available in Northern Ireland, which also has an effect on the volume of this type of legal work. Continue reading

News: Privacy Injunction Statistics, January to June 2012 – identifying the cases [Updated]

On 27 September 2012 the Ministry of Justice Published its second statistical report on privacy injunctions, covering the 6 month period January to June 2012. It is noted that, during this period, there were 9 new applications for interim privacy injunctions and 9 applications to continue existing injunctions.  There were 4 cases in which the High Court considered whether or not to issue permanent privacy injunctions and no privacy injunction appeals. Two of the cases involved the media although there appears to have been only one classic “media privacy injunction” application (which was unsuccessful on the return date). Continue reading

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