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David Price QC returns from sabbatical

We are delighted to announce that David Price is now back full-time following his sabbatical. The practice looks forward to continuing its work at the forefront of defamation and privacy law and will continue to offer defendant CFAs in selected … Read further

Karin Ward claims indemnity from BBC

Karin Ward has issued proceedings against the BBC for an indemnity in relation to her legal costs of the libel claim brought against her by Freddie Starr following an interview she gave to them exposing the Jimmy Savile scandal. The … Read further

After 25 years on the front line David Price is taking some R&R

David Price will be taking a sabbatical from 7 March. The practice will continue to act in existing litigation, but will not take on any new cases. PS. He is in good health and sane

Libel claim brought by BES Group discontinued

DPSA has successfully defended a libel claim brought by BES Utilities and Commercial Power against businessman Neil Scrivener. Following the emergence of an Ofgem report published on 25 November, which contained Ofgem’s intention to impose a financial penalty on BES for … Read further

The Independent and The Standard seek permission to appeal in Lachaux

DPSA continues to act for the Independent and the Evening Standard in a libel claim brought against them by Bruno Lachaux over articles published in their respective print and online editions. In a judgment handed down by Mr Justice Warby … Read further

Karin Ward successfully defends libel claim

Karin Ward has successfully defended a libel action brought by Freddie Starr. Read the judgment of Mr Justice Nicol here.

Katie Price privacy claim to continue

We continue to act for Jamelah Asmar in defending a privacy claim brought against her by Katie Price. In February, Master McCloud struck out the claim due to Ms Price’s failure to exchange witness statements on time. On 3 December, … Read further

MGN awarded costs of landmark libel claim

At a hearing on 26 September Mr Justice Bean rejected arguments that our client, MGN, should only recover half of its costs in the unsuccessful libel claim brought by Midland Heart Limited and its chief executive, Ruth Cooke against the … Read further

Sunday Mirror successful in first trial on “serious harm”

Judgment was handed down on 13 August in the landmark case of Cooke v MGN, referred to previously, in which we acted for the publishers of the Sunday Mirror and Birmingham Mail. Mr Justice Bean found that s.1 of the … Read further

DPSA represents Sunday Mirror in first trial on “serious harm”

We represented the publishers of the Sunday Mirror and Birmingham Mail online in the first trial under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. This has brought in a requirement to prove that serious harm to reputation has been caused … Read further