India: Conflict in the Supreme Court, a judicial press conference to complain about the Chief Justice – Suneet Sharma

13 02 2018

In early January 2018 four Indian Supreme Court Justices held a press conference in New Dehli to complain about the actions Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The public move came following a letter from the Justices presented to the Chief Justice four months earlier.   Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Interim injunction to restrain campaign of vilification – Suneet Sharma

17 01 2018

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2017] EWHC 3360 (QB)) Warby J granted an interim non-disclosure order to  a sex worker.  The case engages a wide range of significant legal issues including venue jurisdiction, claims against Persons Unknown, the right to privacy despite prior disclosures and the assessment of concurrent actions in defamation and harassment. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 January 2018

15 01 2018

The Data Protection Bill is currently progressing through the House of Lords, attracting much scrutiny in the process. Recent amendments can be found here.  The third day of the Report Stage was on 10 January 2018. Read the rest of this entry »





Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Revisiting the honest opinion defence – Suneet Sharma

11 11 2017

The decision in Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2619 (QB) clarifies the application of the statutory defence of honest opinion under section 3 of the Defamation Act 2013. In doing so the case also confirms the application of the defence to statements made by Government bodies and the interdependence of the defence upon findings of meaning. Read the rest of this entry »