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Mayer Brown
The most notable of these decisions, however, was that the discretion in respect of the proceedings against the (non-EU) Lugano-domiciled (Swiss) Defendants existed at all.
Withers LLP
The press has jumped on decisions taken by some famous brands to furlough their employees, pouring out scorn that it is morally reprehensible behaviour by a business which the media believes
Withers LLP
For any press officer or communications professional when being approached for comment on a potentially damaging story...
DAC Beachcroft LLP
In what circumstances can a person obtain an interim injunction against another for harassment and defamation?
Clyde & Co
In the recent case of Paul v Wolverhampton Health Authority [2019] EWHC 2893, the defendant was successful in its application for strike out of two secondary victims claims.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Supreme Court has held that the requirement to show "serious harm" under section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013 (the "2013 Act") not only raises the threshold of harm which must be proved but also requires...
DAC Beachcroft LLP
The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2019] UKSC 27
DAC Beachcroft LLP
To be protected by the whistleblowing legislation, the worker must have made a "qualifying disclosure". This is any disclosure of information which
On 3 April 2019, the UK Supreme Court held that comments made by a wife in a Facebook post that her former husband ...
Withers LLP
Reassuring news from the High Court for press officers and anyone involved in issuing media statements about the risks of being sued for libel.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came into force on 2 July 1999, inserting sections 43A to 43L and 103A into the Employment Rights Act 1996 and providing protection for workers reporting malpractices by their employers.
Clyde & Co
Yes, says the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). We explain why a worker's complaint about false rumours being spread about him was capable of being protected under whistleblowing law,
BCL Solicitors LLP
The High Court in Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank Plc considered the extent to which it was possible to obtain disclosure and/or inspection of suspicious activity reports (SARs) ...
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the prominent Tory peer and former Chair of the Conservative Party, has secured a front-page apology, as well as substantial libel damages and legal costs, from Jewish News ...
Goodman Derrick LLP
It is generally accepted that the Defamation Act 2013 ("the Act") raised the bar in defamation claims, making it harder for those wronged to issue claims.
Persephone Bridgman Baker has written an article for Inforrm (International Forum for Responsible Media) on the case of Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors, a judgment which has important ramifications...
Defamation in sport has been in the news recently with three major cases involving iconic tennis player Rafael Nadal in France...
Mishcon de Reya
Fake news stories are increasingly common.
Wright Hassall LLP
When considering possible avenues to challenge the validity of a will, fraudulent calumny is often overlooked.
Wright Hassall LLP
C1 was the UK based part of the business of Al-Ko VT, a leading brand in the towing and trailer industry.
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