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Public interest defence Supreme Court appeal

I have been instructed by the editors and publisher of Polish language newspaper Nowy Czas to seek the permission of the Supreme Court to appeal the Court of Appeal judgment in Serafin v Malkiewicz [2019] EWCA Civ 852. The trial … Read further

IPSO upholds Telegraph’s undercover investigation into Sam Allardyce

IPSO has ruled that the Telegraph’s investigation into Allardyce did not breach clause 10 of the Editors’ Code in relation to Clandestine devices and subterfuge. It held that the subterfuge was justified on the basis that it was a “productive … Read further

Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in Stocker v Stocker

The Supreme Court has today (9 July 2018) granted my client, Nicola Stocker, permission to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss her appeal from the judgment of Mitting J. The case involves a Facebook posting by … Read further

Sube v NGN: Derogatory opinions about benefit claimants not defamatory

I acted for News Group Newspapers, one of the two successful Defendants. The judgment of Warby J, handed down today (24 May) can be found here: 180524 Warby J

Lachaux: Independent and Standard apply to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal

Further to previous posts in the case, I have been instructed by Independent Print Ltd and Evening Standard Ltd to apply to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal. The proposed appeal raises … Read further

Katie Hopkins appeal: “Lachaux submissions”

As previously reported, I am acting (with Jonathan Price and Kingsley Napley) for Katie Hopkins in her attempt to appeal the judgment of Warby J on “serious harm”. The application for permission to appeal was filed on 31 March and … Read further

Court of Appeal dismisses Lachuax section1 appeal: Has Parliament produced a mouse?

I acted for the publishers of the Independent, “i” and Evening Standard in their appeal against the finding of Warby J that the articles in question had caused serious harm to Mr Lachaux’s reputation. The appeal was of considerable significance … Read further

Guise v Shah: Skeleton argument

Further to the previous post, the skeleton argument for permission to appeal can be found here. Update 9 January 2018: Sharp LJ has refused permission to appeal on the basis that none of the grounds have a real prospect of … Read further

Guise v Shah: first appeal on s.2(3) Defamation Act 2013

I have been instructed with David Hirst of 5RB by Rajeev Shah in his application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal the judgment of Dingemans J of 6 July. The proposed appeal concerns an important element of … Read further

Telegraph sees off application for judgment in default in Al-Haddad “apes and pigs” libel claim

I am representing the Sunday Telegraph in a libel claim brought by Haitam Al-Haddad. The articles alleged that the Claimant was a “hate preacher” who had described Jews as the “descendants of apes and pigs”. The newspaper relied on a … Read further