Imperfect solutions for access to justice -success fees are no longer recoverable in English defamation and privacy cases – Suneet Sharma

12 12 2018

On 29 November 2018, the Government published its response to the 2013 consultation on costs protection in defamation and privacy claims. In particular, the written statement by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice summarizes the amendments to costs provisions, raising access to justice concerns. Read the rest of this entry »





A brief introduction to the concept of privacy under English law, Part II – Suneet Sharma

4 12 2018

In Part II we consider the legislative framework under English law which enshrined privacy and the recent development of the action for misuse of private information, which underpinned as privacy as a value. Read the rest of this entry »





A brief introduction to the concept of privacy under English law, Part I – Suneet Sharma

28 11 2018

Many doctrines under English law form due to common law, also known as judge-made or case law, where a series of legal cases create and form doctrines or principles which underpin legal rights. Privacy emerged as a notion in common law in the 18th century, developing through cases, until in the 20th century it became part of the European Convention on Human Rights, which was integrated into English law by the Human Rights Act 1998. In Part I we explore the early common law cases which introduced the concept of privacy to English law. Read the rest of this entry »