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Call: 1988

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Brown v Bower, Faber and Faber Ltd [2017] EWHC 1388 (QB), Warby J
20th June 2017 - Court directs preliminary trial of meaning and defamatory tendency but declines to direct a preliminary trial of serious harm or abuse of process. Catrin Evans QC (instructed by Wiggin LLP) acted for the defendants Tom Bower and Faber & Faber Ltd.

Supreme Court refuses to overturn CFA regime in art 10 cases
11th April 2017 -The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from three news publishers which were seeking to overturn their respective liabilities to pay success fees and ATE premiums. Lord Neuberger gave a judgment with which the rest of the court agreed.Richard Rampton QC and Kate Wilson, instructed by Bates, Wells & Braithwaite LLP, represented Times Newspapers Ltd.

Dawson-Damer & Ors v Taylor Wessing LLP
16th February 2017 - Court of Appeal (Arden LJ, David Richards LJ, Irwin LJ) - Data Protection

ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited [2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)
4th November 2016 - Privacy - Andrew Caldecott QC, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, appeared for ANL.

Begg v British Broadcasting Corporation [2016] EWHC 2688 (QB)
28th October 2016 - Defamation - Andrew Caldecott QC and Jane Phillips act for BBC in its successful defence of justification against Imam Shakeel Begg accused of extremism [by preaching jihad as the greatest of deeds] on the Sunday Politics show.

Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland
19th October 2016 - Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”)

R (on the app. of Ingenious Media Holdings Plc) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2016] UKSC 54
19th October 2016 - Breach of confidence

Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service [2016] EWHC 1926 (QB)
28th July 2016 - “Court determines meaning of CPS press release and strikes out claim”. Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, appeared for the Defendant.

Economou v de Freitas [2016] EWHC 1853 (QB)
27th July 2016 - First "public interest" defence succeeds after landmark trial. Manuel Barca QC and Ian Helme represented the Defendant.

Simpson v MGN Ltd
26th July 2016 - “The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of Warby J striking out the defence of justification in this libel claim brought by Premiership footballer Danny Simpson. In doing so, the Court drew a distinction between the meaning of the words complained of and the intensity of the defamatory sting. The Claimant, represented by Manuel Barca QC and Aidan Eardley, is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court”

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