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 »





Case Preview: Yeo v Times Newspapers, Trial of former MP’s libel claim against Sunday Times begins on 12 October 2015

11 10 2015

YeoThe trial of the case of Yeo v Times Newspapers begins before Mr Justice Warby tomorrow, 12 October 2015.  It is listed for 7 days.  As appears from our review of the 2014-2015 legal year, this is the first libel trial in a case involving in the media this calendar year. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Cruddas v Calvert, Sunday Times appeal allowed in part, ex Conservative Treasurer’s damages reduced to £50,000

17 03 2015

Sunday Times CruddasThe Sunday Times and two of its journalists have been partially successful in their appeal against the decision of Tugendhat J in Cruddas v Calvert awarding damages of  £180,000 to former Conservative party treasurer, Peter Cruddas ([2015] EWCA Civ 171). The Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal on one of three grounds, finding that the allegation of corrupt conduct was true. Read the rest of this entry »