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Former Chief Executive receives Libel apology

21 May 2017

Jacqueline Davies, former Chief Executive of Knowsley Council for Voluntary Service has reached a settlement in her defamation claim against KCVS, Pamela S Ball and Haymarket Media Group Ltd, publisher of Third Sector.... Read more

Defamation and Media Law firm of the year 2017

27 April 2017

Carruthers Law has been announced as the winner of Defamation and Media Law firm of the year 2017 by Finance Monthly magazine in their Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017.... Read more

Undre & Anor v The London Borough of Harrow [2016]

16 November 2016

The matter returned to the High Court to assess compensation since the parties had not been able to come to an agreement following an Offer of Amends.... Read more

Pittville Ltd v Hunters & Frankau Ltd & Anor [2016]

11 November 2016

The matter was heard before Mr Justice Snowden in respect of two Appeals against the decisions made by Deputy Master Cousins on the 14th July 2015 and 29th September 2015... Read more

Ingenious Media Holdings plc & Anor, R (on the application of) v Revenue and Customs [2016]

02 November 2016

This Appeal concerned the duty of confidentiality that HRMC owed tax payers in relation to their tax matters, which is now in statutory form.... Read more

Leap Frog Appeal

29 October 2016

The three Appeals involve two libel privacy matters and phone hacking. The Appeals have provided the three newspaper groups the opportunity to convince the Supreme Court to end recoverable success fees together with ATE premiums in such cases.... Read more

P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP & Anor [2016]

28 October 2016

The Claimants exchanged contacts and completed on a property in London between November and December 2013, completion taking place on the 12th December 2013. Following completion the Claimants discovered that the seller had committed a fraud as he was not the true owner of the property, he had impersonated the owner.... Read more

Economou v David De Freitas

18 October 2016

This case was the first to look in detail at the defence of public Interest under s4 of the Defamation Act 2013... Read more

Simpson v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 772

14 October 2016

This matter came before the Court of Appeal after permission was granted by Lord Justice Christopher Clarke on the 18th May 2015 for the Defendant’s to appeal against part of an Order made by Mr Justice Warby in a libel action brought by the Claimant, a Premier League footballer, against the Defendant, the publishers of the Daily Mirror. ... Read more

Easeman v Ford [2016] EWHC 1576 (QB)

11 October 2016

The Claimant is a filmmaker and an activist who has worked within the media for 20 years. His videos have been seen via YouTube in 100 countries and viewed more than 2 million times.The Defendant publishes widely on the internet, is a blogger and activist and has a twitter account with 1,743 followers.... Read more

Winterburn & Anor v Bennett & Anor [2016]

29 May 2016

The Appellants claimed that they had acquired prescription rights for themselves and others over land belonging to the Respondents due to having used the land to park vehicles over many years. ... Read more

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd: Dissenting judgement of Lord Toulson.

27 May 2016

In the dissenting judgement handed down in the Supreme Court by Lord Mance, all the Justices apart from Lord Toulson agreed with him. Lord Toulson disagreed with the majority of the Supreme Court. ... Read more

Playboy Club London Limited & Ors v Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro Spa [2016]

24 May 2016

This case was an appeal as to a judgement given by His Honour Judge Mackie [2014] EWHC 2613 (QB), were it was held that the Playboy Club had acted correctly, their bankers had sent the request to Ms Guidetti at the Defendant bank, addressed to the Manager. ... Read more

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26

19 May 2016

Lord Neuberger concluded, that the interlocutory injunction sought by PJS should be granted. He continued,the courts exist to protect legal rights, even when their protection is difficult or unpopular in some quarters.... Read more